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What's the Best Healthcare System?

Cost, coverage, choice - the trade-offs needed to make a healthy nation

Cost, coverage, choice - some of the trade-offs needed to make a healthy nation. As the US Congress struggles to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - widely known as Obamacare - we ask what makes for a good healthcare system and how does society as a whole get value for money? Is it an insurance based system, like many used world wide, or is a single payer system like Britain's National Health System better and more fair?

(Photo: People protesting against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Credit: Getty Images)

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50 minutes

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Sat 1 Jul 2017 03:06GMT

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Joe Antos - American Enterprise Institute

Dr Adam Gaffney - Harvard Medical School

Professor Kara Hanson - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ruth Thorlby - Associate Director for Policy at the Health Foundation

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