Healthcare Funding: The U.S. versus Germany

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Healthcare Funding: The U.S. versus Germany
Introduction
This paper will contrast the healthcare financing systems of the U.S. and Germany, focusing not only on the official line-items of healthcare spending in state and regional budgets but also on the private funding of healthcare, and the origins of the two countries’ public and private policies on healthcare funding. While the similarities between Germany and the U.S. are greater than expected, the preponderance of public sources of financing in the Germany case renders the country markedly dissimilar to the U.S. The conclusion is that the German healthcare financing system is not necessarily stronger than that of the United States in terms of economic efficiency; however, by...
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