Jamaica Gets it Right with Universal Healthcare

Free healthcare for all in Jamaica, and the first few days are going well...

Here's one blogger's take from last year, before the island nation implemented free healthcare for children.

Good comments on abc.com here.

Today I spoke with a friend in the IT field who holds dual Jamaican-US citizenship.

One parent still lives in Jamaica. His reaction to the news that Jamaica is offering universal coverage for adults, delivered in an optimistic tone - "I think it's great, but we can't afford it."

Seems paying for comprehensive coverage is a "universal" problem - unless we're willing to combine the resources and infrastructure of a public system (funded via tax revenues), with the resources private firms are willing to offer.

If you're interested in taking a trip to da island to check out the healthcare environs, contact Dr. Jacqueline Watson at Health Concepts International.

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