In Japan’s universal health care system, Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. For-profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals.
Patients are free to select physicians or facilities of their choice and cannot be denied coverage.
Japan has about three times as many hospitals per capita as the US and, on average, Japanese people visit the hospital more than four times as often as the average American.
I guess, that’s the reason they live so long..
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