Compare & Contrast Paper on Healthcare Systems[1].

During the first three weeks of class, we discussed a broad overview of the US Healthcare System (chapter 1), its foundational components (chapter 2), and the roles that cost, access and quality play in our healthcare system (chapter 12). We also watched the video entitled, “Sick Around the World”, which is about other healthcare systems and how they compare to the US. Now you are being asked to take a deeper look at the US Healthcare System and compare and contrast it to the healthcare system of either Germany, France or Japan.


Paper criteria includes/answers the following:

An introductory paragraph that presents the topic of the paper and gives a brief overview/outline of what will be discussed in the following paragraphs.
What are some benefits and limitations of the United States’ healthcare system?
What are some benefits and limitations of the other country’s healthcare system?
Is the overall health of the other country’s population better or worse compared to the United States?
Benchmarks can be used, such as: infant mortality rates, mortality rates for cardiovascular disease, life expectancy for males and females, percentage of people with normal body mass, etc.
What are some solutions you would like to see implemented in the U.S. health care system that might improve it?