The way that health care is funded varies between different countries. This report explains the main models used in the English context to finance health care: taxation, private health insurance and social health insurance. It outlines how each model works in its purest form, while recognising that most countries typically pay for health care using a combination of methods.
The report also cover’s user charges. Although no European or OECD country relies on user charges as a primary source of health care funding, all countries incorporate at least some element of user charging into the funding mix.Read Full Article