Despite its many problems, the United Kingdom's National Health Insurance system is the envy of the world and many people believe that it provides the model on which future healthcare in the United States should be based. Whether or not you subscribe to this view, a look at healthcare in the
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Today approximately 85% of the US population carries some form of health insurance, much of which is provided by employers and various government agencies, but this leaves nearly 50 million Americans without any form of health insurance, with those living in the western and southern US more likely to be uninsured than elsewhere.
Perhaps most surprisingly of all for what many regard rightly or wrongly as the world's richest nation, the
Only time will reveal the direction in which healthcare is headed in the United States but the health of its population is clearly fundamental to the growth and prosperity of the nation and, sooner or later, Congress is going to have to bite the bullet and accept that a total overhaul of the nation's health system is going to be necessary and that will almost certainly mean adopting a publicly funded healthcare system at the end of the day.
Even if this does eventually happen it is going to be years away and it is not going to help the average citizen when it comes to finding suitable health insurance today. So, in the meantime, it is a case of making the best of the system we have and sifting through the myriad of choices available to find the solution that best meets the needs of individual families.
The internet provides the ideal vehicle for finding information on suitable family health insurance and, in particular, for sourcing low cost health insurance
By Donald Saunders