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How French Health Care Compares To The US System


France’s health-care system, which is called “social security,” has been globally recognized for overall quality. In a 2000 report, the World Health Organization ranked it the best national health-care system in the world.

As Democrats push a government-funded health care and President Donald Trump campaigns on repealing Obamacare without a clear alternative, Health care has become a major focus of the 2020 elections. Many Americans are considering what kind of health care system they may want.

“Medicare for All” has become a mantra among the left-of-center Democrats, with most of their plans calling for a universal single-payer health-care system, closely modeled after Canada’s health-care system. But there’s another national health-care system that’s worth paying attention to: France’s.

***CLARIFICATION*** At 1:35 we make a comparison between the rate of rehospitalization between France and the United States. The difference is 5.3 percentage points lower, not 5.3% lower.

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  1. md Ruhul Amin says

    Nice video,

  2. Edward Chamberlin says

    Dat vocal fry tho.

  3. Hassan Sellak says

    Many misconceptions in this comparison.
    – It is stated that patient does need referral to see specialist/wrong
    – the copay can be dissuasive when visiting specialist or planing operation in hospital.
    – Many people abuse the system by many ways.
    – I do not how old this documentary but since Sarcozy presidency the French health system is implementing American system…

  4. Jason H says

    In the US Constitution, the government has right to protect life. Healthcare directly tries to save lives. Endless wars is unconstitutional and it wasn't until after ww2 that we embraced always being at some war with little to no gain. Republican logic in the constitution

  5. Dennis Molina says

    It seems like other countries take much better care of their people with healthcare than the U.S. and that's embarrassing.

  6. Aggamemnon populos says

    The cost of removing the appendix is $60,000!!!! We treat patients for $400, it's freaking simple procedure. What's wrong with the US!

  7. Anonymer Nutzer says

    The french system is the best

  8. Sarah Smith says

    the more expensive method is more profitable for the industry.

  9. [i] ven says

    Little girl at :43 is like wtf

    We won't do it right but we'll do it twice.

  10. Vizhal Kumar says

    Do US vs indian medical system.I bet you will be surprised

  11. M Caskey says

    I had a crack in my tooth. I went to the dentist. He told me it wasn't a problem yet, but it was going to continue to hurt, it would get infected, and if I didn't get it taken care of, I would eventually need a root canal or an extraction. So I had it taken care of. I then got a bill in the mail from my insurance company for over $1,000. Turns out they didn't cover my procedure because it was considered "Preventative" had I wanted for my tooth to become infected and rot out, they would have covered it. Another time, I had to have a medical blood test. I called my insurance company to make sure the test was covered and I was told they wouldn't be able to tell me that until AFTER I had the procedure and the Dr billed them. So I had to wait weeks to find out if I was going to have to pay $2,000 or MORE for this test. And I have great health insurance, and am rather healthy. The US healthcare system is INSANE!

  12. A Slacker Named Jack says

    Healthcare is not a right.


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  14. S B says

    Obamacare ??‍♂️

  15. Adiall0 says

    For anyone saying Universal healthcare should happen in the US is an idiot, US has a high population compared to those European countries, it would cause high taxes like A LOT, and long waiting hours longer than in Canada and doctors would leave, doctors are leaving Canada to come to the US, and some Canadians go to the US to see a doctor sooner. American government should deregulate the healthcare system and force transparency (which Trump has already done through executive order) and allow competition and adopt the Switzerland or Dutch healthcare system, the US has the technology for it and would be best for America. The poor and elderly have Medicare and Medicaid which is free already but it’s kinda bad due to waiting hours, imagine medicare for all it would be a disaster, and yay Eurosnobs in the comments shouldn’t be saying anything about America adopting universal healthcare meanwhile yah don’t know anything about US or been there.

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  17. Be French says

    La carte vitale

  18. Jordan says

    As an American who is really trying to study the healthcare systems, this is the typical scenario of "liberty vs safety". However, the biggest issue we have in America is we do not have true free market capitalism. We have crony capitalism. Big corporations, big pharma, mixed with big government, all corrupted through and through. We allow lobbying, government bailouts, and anti competitive practices. Obamacare was an utter nightmare for 99% of people, as it only improved the situation for less than 1% of people. I think we could be back on top if we would let the free markets work unimpeded and stomp out the corruption! At the end of the day, I'm glad there are countries doing different things so we can see what works well. I love my country but every country can always make improvements.

  19. Candido B says

    All of that is too much government control for me. Calling healthcare a rights sounds great until you realize the law will forceably take from you (Stealing) to pay for someone else. That government will have access to any and all health records when such things should only be between patient and doctor. There are other options out there that can be discussed and weighed. Every country has their own ways thinking and approaching things. What works for and is acceptable to one does not mean it will work or be acceptable to others. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" solution. There is no perfect solution, just better or best. What is little effect for that group or people can be discarded in part or in whole. Yet the government does not need to be in the lives of everyone, they are not God. I would gladly pay more then choose to accept the that route. No thanks.

  20. Monika Šulková says

    How can you compare US with Europe? ?‍♀️?‍♀️ clearly its totally different

  21. Orange Peel says

    I had appendicitis surgery a few years back and the hospital billed my insurance company $20k like wtf and my premiums went up a lot.

  22. TFF says

    I am French, and lived in Southern France for the first 18 years of my life.

    When i was around 13, i was diagnosed with scoliosis (it's when your spine doesn't grow straight and kinda twist itself a little bit. I can hurt and look very bad because your back and shoulders are all over the place).

    I saw a doctor, that told me i would have to do some physiotherapy to get my spine straight again. So, from then, for about two years, i've spent all of my wednesday afternoon in an hospital, slowly recovering. My mother never had to pay anything, because added to the social security that took care of 80% of the costs, we had a little complementary insurance that costed 30€ a month for the both of us.

    Moreover, the hospital was about 15 kms away from where i lived, and there was no way my mom could get me there and wait for me for about two hours and then come back and get me.

    The hospital had something for this, they were working with taxis. So i could choose one of them, and he would come every single wednesday get me, drag me to the hospital and then getting me back home, for two years. And guess what. The social security payed for it, and other then some cakes my mom baked for him from time to time to thank him, it didn't cost a penny.

    Now my back is feeling much better. I can stand straight, and this is a huge bonus in self confidence. All of this because we didn't have to pay for anything and could take care of the problem as soon as possible. If i didn't do anything and kept on growing with such a twisted spine, the result today would've been terrible.

  23. AlainNaigeon says

    70-80 % for small or moderate problems. For a very serious disease, you are covered 100 %.

  24. Neyu says

    American health policy is like playing russian roulette, you either make a bet that you're not gonna have any problems at all or pay a lot of money and maybe for nothing cause you might not end up having any health issues at all

  25. Info Provider says

    healthcare in europe https://youtu.be/Js-DcGZPeZU

  26. Zomb says

    Congrats, france has good health care, but sucks ass at everything else.

  27. Mr. Pete Channel needs 800 subbies! says

    I'm already paying 40% of my income in taxes. "Free" healthcare means 60% to taxes.

  28. Kévin Miller says

    Only some specialists like the dentist or the ophtamologist don't require a letter from the general practitioner. The rest need a letter, and it sucks, otherwise you only will be reemboursed 30% by the social security. In this country you just gotta hard google your disease, find Doctors who does research on it in a research hospital, wait 1 year, see them all, and you might get cured from a disease everybody thought incurable, and for free. Vive la république.

  29. Bradley Pollack says

    Easy our system is ran by capitalistic greed!!!

  30. BREBIS CITY says

    in France healthcare is very good but French school is VERY VERY BAD !

  31. J K says

    It's a shame France got rid of its private healthcare system.

  32. Daniel Steinberg says

    May you please cover Swiss healthcare also?

  33. mraurelianbme says

    SUCH IGNORANCE the history of FRANCE just nothing, the mentality of the french IGNOREDED, the difference between peoples ignored, it does not matter, you will catch on in a few centuries!

  34. Pizza goes splat says

    A video is floating around Youtube showing the prices of treatment using the American health care system.

    $50 per stitch, $2500 to call for an ambulance, $40 to hold your baby once you've given birth to it! I can't remember the rest but how are these charges justified. They were all stupidly crazy. Having a baby was massive price

  35. Julien Sauvage says

    In France our women are beautiful and we do not die of cancer if we have no money.

  36. Buddy Holly says


  37. Helen Garrett says

    So much has gone wrong for so long in regard to health care in the United States. But this new Corona virus pandemic has made the issue urgent not for individuals as before, but fot every person in the country. We no longer have health care tied to our work because millions of newly unemployed people have no work and therefore no health insurance when the need is greatest. Threr is no excuse not to immediately set up universal health care. Implementing it is much cheaper than the financial havoc wrought upon the doctors and hospitals that are treating people urgently ill in the hundreds and thousands without proper compensation. Unless we want out hospitals to go bust we hwve to get the hospitals solvent. Medicare for All is still cheaper than what it will cost to finance a health system after many hospitals accross the nation shutndown and communitjes have noone to deliver babies, treat cancer or heart attacks and all the kinds of diseases and sickness we suffered before the pandemic.

  38. Anti-communist says

    Medicare for all is a disaster for the US.
    The US has no borders. If the US makes healthcare free, most of the Mexicans will come to the US for every medical procedure because it's for free, and of the higher quality

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