A Boston Globe op-ed piece explores why the World Health Organization ranked France as the earth's best medical-care system. (We're No. 37!)
You thought I was going to post a picture of some French bone-sawer?
A similar system would require drastic changes here -- med school would be free, malpractice judgments would shrink, insurers would lose much of their power and have to let go those nice people who don't understand our problems when we call.
Doctors there make only twice as much as the average worker; here it's five times as much. The French are famous for their red tape. But this system is far less bureaucratic than the one we have here, says the author/professor Paul V. Dutton. And the WHO report that the French live longer, happier, healthier,