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Sue Burke
What Makes Spain's Health Care System So Good? 
20th-Aug-2009 08:52 pm
Let me see..
From NPR:

"Spain's single-payer health care system is ranked seventh best in the world by the World Health Organization. The system offers universal coverage as a constitutionally-guaranteed right and no out-of-pocket expenses — aside from prescription drugs. Patients do complain, however, about the long wait to see specialists and undergo certain procedures."

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112014770&sc=emaf


Comments 
1st-Sep-2009 03:18 pm (UTC) - thanks!
i missed this story when i was on vacation on but i just saw this post of yours in my my blog feed. good stuff...wish more people would actually listen to these stories and believe them.
3rd-Oct-2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Anonymous
A very hot issue in my region (Valencia)following the withdrawal and subsequent announcement covering health arrangements for early retiree resident Expats. They now find themselves having to pay from 270€ per person per qtr. for cover. The good news is the hospitals and health centres in this area are new and so are well equipped and staffed.
Rob Innis
http://robinespana.blogspot.com
26th-Oct-2009 08:21 am (UTC)
Excellent Article and obviously well informed. May I suggest you also cover domicilliary care workers and what to watch out for. I helped a "dom care" franchise set up in Malaga region (Asistencia y Salud) and it is an interesting topic, particularly for expats who may be used to their own national system. - Health insurance quotes
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