A War on the Home Front: Would a National Health Plan Benefit Americans' Health?

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Megan L. Grimsley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Robert Poage

Abstract: The United States of America remains one of the last industrialized countries to implement a national health plan. The reasons for this are many, but the political debate has been present for decades. Before this type of plan can be considered, though, the relative benefit must be assessed: "would it be beneficial to Americans' health?" It is the purpose of this paper to assess and compare the health status of the United States with a country that has a national health plan to determine if, on the basis of health, a universal plan would be beneficial to our populations. The research for this paper included a literature review for the most effective method of measuring the health of a population, and then obtaining and comparing statistical data between the US and Denmark using the health indicators deemed most reliable by current research. The statistics show that Denmark has a higher level of health for the measures I employed. Thus, it appears likely that the health of Americans could benefit from a national health plan.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2007
United States, National Health Plan, Denmark, Americans, Population, Health,

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