don't have much time, but i'll add a bit. 1st, who made the list and by what criteria did they rate care?
at least 3 of those countries have considered or instituted rationed care, and have either engaged in or considered active euthanasia to keep costs down. GB NHS is in such a mess they can't care for patients. they don't have the hospitals, doctors, or equipment to do timely surgeries, let alone see patients when they need to be seen. the system is running them broke. canada sends patients to us, and patients come to us for care that they can not get, or have to wait for in canada....we are not talking about athletes foot treatment. things like MRIs to diagnose suspected brain tumors, and high risk prenatal care.
Cuba can't keep the lights on. they may have well educated doctors and they may do surgeries that we don't approve in the US, but it sure would suck to have the lights go out in the middle of your eye surgery!
if you have a small country that chooses to pay the taxes to cover medical care, etc. for all, that's one thing. if you have a country of 300 million people, 40% of whom do not pay taxes, and another 12 to 20 million who are illegals, that's quite another thing.
of the 40 million (questionable number) who do not have health care, many choose not to...many, especially children are eligible but their parents are to stupid to sign them up.
the system is not perfect, but i say again and from personal observation, we have the best medical care in the world. even for most of the uninsured.
fix the lawsuites. fix the insurance companies. 3rd party payer system is one of the main reasons care is so expensive. go back to a pay as you go system for most care. more choices, not fewer, force competition and bring prices down.
look at what the government runs and then tell me you want them running your health care also.