Swiss health insurance covers 99% of their population. Policies cost the same for everyone age 25 and older. Yet, the Swiss are unsatisfied with treating health care as a business, instead of a social good. Few choose restricted provider networks. Claudia Chafan compares their system to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and draws lessons for the U.S. Although the Swiss rejected single payer in 2007, Chaufan challenges the usual interpretation, noting that although still not passed by 2014, this number rejecting single payer fell by 9%. These are among findings in her analysis "Why Did Swiss Voters Reject Single-Payer Health Care?" posted by Labor Notes on 12-31-14. LEARN MORE.

Posted on January 10, 2015 and filed under Affordable Care Act, health insurance.