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By RAMAN KAUR
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Healthcare in the United States vs. Sweden and Norway

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January 10, 2019



In the United States, most residents are covered under private health insurance about 67.2 percent. Employer-based health insurance continues to be the most prevalent with 56 percent receiving coverage through work. 19.3 percent of the population was covered by Medicaid and 17.2 percent was covered by Medicare in 2017. Healthcare coverage in the United States is not universal, 91.2 percent of the population was covered for all or part of 2017 under a health insurance plan.

In Sweden and Norway residents have universal coverage. The majority of the residents in both countries are covered by...



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