During the healthcare reform debate (which is really an insurance reform debate) we've heard a lot about the British National Health System (almost totally socialized and roundly criticized) and a little about the French system (less socialized, less criticized). I recently heard a suggestion that the Swiss system might be a model that would work in the USA. I have some more thoughts and information about all this at True North, including a summary of how that little alpine country approaches health insurance.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Senator Max Baucus claims it's "too difficult" to put his proposed healthcare bill online so citizens can review it:
A proposal by Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., that would have required the Senate Finance Committee to post the final language of the $900 billion health care reform bill, as well as a Congressional Budget Office cost analysis, on the committee’s website for 72 hours prior to a vote was rejected 12-11.Too difficult. Yeah, right.