The purpose of this research is to focus on the feasibility and implementation of a universal healthcare system in the United States. The research is focused on the areas of historical data, healthcare in foreign countries, political forces, financial assessments, insurance, current healthcare systems, and strategies for developing and implementing a universal healthcare system in the United States.

There are many forces at work in the healthcare industry. Political and financial interests are two of the main roadblocks to a successful universal healthcare system and health reform. The research discussed in this piece will provide information and strategies on how a universal healthcare system could be implemented and examine the positive and negative effects such a system would have.

There is historical data and modern examples of universal healthcare systems in other countries, as well as, certain instances in our own past in the United States. Several European countries, as well as, Canada, have been using some form of universal healthcare system for years. The goal of this research is to determine, based on population size, healthcare systems, and governmental structure, which systems and reforms from other countries could be used to help adapt our own form of a universal healthcare system.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2019

Senior Project Advisor

George Michael Barton

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type