by Carlos Alberto Montaner
(FIRMAS PRESS) The Republicans are wrong. Obamacare has absolutely nothing to do with the sweet European socialism. It is a limited version of the Swiss model of health care, rabidly conservative and very much in accord with a basic principle of classic liberalism: People must be responsible for their lives. Each mast must bear the weight of its own sail.
The Swiss have one of the best health care systems in the world. It is efficient, swift and of a very high professional level. All the people living in the country, even the illegals, from birth to death, must hold a health insurance contract with one of 93 private companies that offer them and compete in price and quality.
The federal government regulates the issuance of those policies, known as “sickness funds,” and the cantons manage them. If someone cannot pay for the insurance, the canton will cover the cost.