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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2001): Health Care - Overseas

FRENCH HEALTH SERVICE IS BEST

D. Green

Guardian, Feb 21st 2001, p.21

Argues in favour of the French system of state health care provision, which combines consumer choice, compulsory health insurance and a measure of co-payment in a way that ensures the availability of high quality care.

TAKING TO THE BUSH

H. Berliner

Health Service Journal, vol.111, Mar 8th 2001, p.33

Political gridlock in Congress is likely to leave healthcare reform in abeyance until 2002, when it is hoped that elections will give one of the parties a big enough majority in the House and Senate to get legislation passed.