You've heard the refrain: Illegal immigrants do the work Americans won't do. It was repeated so often it became laughable. But here's some interesting news from Mexico in Top health industry issues of Mexico: A whole-society approach to healthcare. Excerpt from the intro:
For decades, the Mexican healthcare systems has relied on government initiatives to spark change. Now it is opening up to consumer and private industry influence. Collaborations between public and private organizations may be the key to solving some of the system’s greatest challenges: universal health coverage, chronic disease management, affordability and value-based care. PwC Health Research Institute’s report highlights the forces that are expected to have the most impact on the healthcare industry in the coming year.
Many Democrats in the U.S. are clamoring for universal health coverage which seems to imply a Medicare or Medicaid type system regardless of the stifling of the innovation for which the United States is famous. So it's interesting to see at least one country acknowledging that problem while struggling to make such a thing work.
Obamacare has been a nightmare for many, and Trump probably would have signed anything to repeal or even to make simple improvements to the thing. But he's making some progress with his executive orders. It's unfortunate that the House and Senate couldn't come to terms, but maybe that will eventually change.
In any event, the report about the state of the Mexican healthcare system is enlightening. Download the PDF at this link: Top ten health industry issues of Mexico: A whole-society approach to healthcare.
3:04 PM 10/16/2017