As they say, whose problem is the one who finds a way to solve it. For this reason, citizens were asked to pay for their own visits to doctors.
Over time, in many countries, the organization of social security has changed. Russia and France have taken the path of contributions to social insurance funds, from which – but not only from them – medicine is financed.
Who pays how much?
In Italy, almost 80% of the financing of medicine was taken over by the state (through targeted taxes), the rest is covered by paid medical services for the population. But Switzerland and the United States are firmly on the insurance system, when the patient is supposed to pay monthly or annually for a policy that can cover up to 90% of all expenses for treatment and other types of medical care. Since insurance is a lucrative business that generates billions in profits for companies, attempts to change this system in foreign countries meet with a fair amount of resistance. Although in the United States, many consider the current system, to put it mildly, not very fair, and they talk about the need for its serious reform.
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