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  1. Introduction
  2. The Dutch approach
  3. Coverage for hospitals and physician services
    1. Public insurance program
    2. Private insurance
    3. Public servants
  4. Coverage for nursing homes and other institutions providing long term care
    1. The role of the government
    2. The Universal healthcare system
    3. The efforts of the healthcare
  5. Finance
  6. Comparison with US
  7. Conclusion
  8. References

Universal Health Care refers to access to affordable and high-quality health care to everyone who needs it. This system of health care is commonly known as a single payer system. The Dutch system provides ?The dose of efficiency and equity that the current health care system in USA, so desperately needs.? (Greenberg 1990). The health care system of Netherlands is a hybrid of German Social insurance and American private insurance created by Janssen & Van der in 1990.

[...] The Dutch system provides dose of efficiency and equity that the current health care system in USA, so desperately needs.? (Greenberg 1990). The health care system of Netherlands is a hybrid of German Social insurance and American private insurance created by Janssen & Van der in 1990. Dutch people spent GDP in on healthcare 2004 as opposed to the Americans who spent GDP even if the burden of health care costs was the same. According to WHO, total expenditure on health per capita was 3092$ in the Netherlands and 6096$ in America in 2004. [...]


[...] Premium amounts are determined are on the basis of income, and are shared between the employee and employers. The efforts of the Health care are supported by labor unions and corporate management alike. The Government also plays a key role in organizing the multiple private insurers and negotiating fees and budgets. Insurers who have a large number of high risk individuals get compensation from central funds. There is a gradual transformation to a comprehensive health plan for the entire population. The Insurance system has thus become a regulated competition. [...]

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