Penn State International Law Review


John J. Moran


In analyzing the health care systems of Great Britain and Canada, this Comment examines the policies and reasons behind the passing of legislation which led to the advent of socialized medicine in these two nations. In addition, a discussion of the operation of these socialized health systems illustrates the turmoil and complexity associated with government medicine, and the need for subsequent legislative reforms. As this Comment reveals, these socialized systems, where overriding political objectives create further misallocation of resources and decreased quality of care, fail to provide a viable solution to American health concerns. Instead, reforms should be undertaken within the present market system, a structure that remains flexible to change and promotes innovation.