The Debate We Haven't Had

Uwe Reinhardt:

"You could pick either the German system, the Dutch system - even more so as they allow for profit-orientated insurance companies - or the Swiss system," he continued. "All these systems are fairly similar in having a structured, regulated market for private insurers, either non-profit or profit-making." 

"But I think a mixture of the Dutch and German systems would be perfect for the insurance reform in the US," he added. "It's a shame that instead of having a rational discussion on the German system or taking a plane load of senators and congressmen and flying them over there, you have this shouting match over euthanasia, and pictures of Hitler being waved about. It has descended into quite an ugly scene."