Swede and American Share Solid Views on the American Healthcare System

America’s health care system still seems to be behind in the rankings of quality of care, and other countries are taking notice. The Washington Post report concludes that the United States ranks behind majority of countries on “majority of health outcomes, quality, and efficiently” including quality of care, timely information, coordination, and administration. Oscar Karlsson, 23, is an international student from Sweden who dislikes the American healthcare system. The Swedish healthcare system ranks number 23 the article titled “These Are the 36 Countries That Have Better Healthcare Systems than the US” which compares US healthcare statistical data to those of other countries. Sweden is soon extending their health care system to illegal immigrants, in addition to already offering a decentralized and taxpayer funded system.

David Horne is a senior American citizen who shares his opinion of the American healthcare system and has a rather different perspective than Karlsson. In regards to the American healthcare, Horne does not see many issues. He states, “that I’ve been well cared for, but that my only complaint is that it’s expensive”. Karlsson is a friend of Horne’s and together, they both discuss their viewpoints about the American healthcare system and share their stories.

This photo highlights a prescription and/or supplement. Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography.
This photo highlights a prescription and/or supplement that could be used for many purposes. Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography.
This photo illuminates the artichoke vegetable, often considered a food healthy choice. Individuals can find healthy foods like artichoke in many of the San Fernando Valley's famers markets. | Photo by Leilani Photography
This photo illuminates the artichoke vegetable, often considered a food healthy choice. Individuals can find healthy foods like artichoke in many of the San Fernando Valley’s famers markets. | Photo by Leilani Photography
Photo of the Kaiser Permanente hospital in the San Fernando Valley | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography
Photo of the Kaiser Permanente hospital in the San Fernando Valley | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography
This photo illuminates the many choices of foods American's have and the accessibility option of finding food everywhere. | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography
This photo illuminates the many choices of foods American’s have and the accessibility option of finding food everywhere. | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography
Photo of the Kaiser Permanente hospital in the San Fernando Valley | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography
Photo of the Kaiser Permanente hospital in the San Fernando Valley | Photo taken by Leilani Spring Fischbeck | Leilani Photography

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