This podcast is from the Guardian. The first part consists of a report by Anna Dixon, Director of Policy at the King’s Fund (an independent ‘think tank’). The podcast considers “the economics of healthcare. Why are the Americans so opposed to adopt a system of socialised medicine? Does the NHS make economic sense? And how will the squeeze on public finances impact upon our most cherished of services?”
The Business: The NHS and economic recovery Guardian podcast (19/8/09)
- How do the UK and US healthcare systems differ?
- Why does the US system result in greater healthcare inequality than the National Health Service system in the UK?
- For what reasons may Americans resist healthcare reform?
- What lessons can be learned by the NHS from the US healthcare system?
- Compare the issues of monopoly power of drug companies, doctors and hospitals in the two systems? In which system is the countervailing power of purchasers likely to be greater?