The healthcare industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries. The centerpiece of this structure is the national health insurance, governed by National Health Insurance Act As the Korean mentioned earlier, every Korean citizen living in Korea (and a few others) are automatically enrolled in the health insurance.
Global health is a term bandied about in the news media, but in a world with limited natural resources and burgeoning increasingly transient populations, health in one country or continent really does have an effect on those living in lands far removed from the scourge of war, famine, or tropical disease.
You can certainly try to set aside time to pore over the intricacies of how Medicare plans to not pay you the $60 it owes you for seeing Jeannie, but if you have twenty to forty hours to read, I'd suggest taking another shot at Ulysses which may be a more rewarding and less frustrating choice.
In the movie SiCKO a doctor from France claims that he is happy to be in France where he is able to help people without having to worry about turning people away because of their financial situations or because they do not have health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition (Moore).
Speaking of the anechoic effect, while the new RWJ Barnabas Health system will be a very major player in NJ health care, and while trying to keep the board members of a non-profit health care system is rather a remarkable action, so far, only one local newspaper, and now your humble blogger seem interested.