universal health care
Australians can purchase private insurance for heath-care services.
The Swiss, Dutch and German systems rely on consumers buying from many private insurers.
Even the U.K. has a robust parallel private system, often used as an alternative to the ailing National Health Service.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.
In 2016, the median wait to see a specialist for treatment after receiving a referral from a GP was 20 weeks.