The French Lesson in Health Care

The nation's system isn't quite as superb as Sicko maintains, but it's pretty good

Michael Moore's documentary Sicko trumpets France as one of the most effective providers of universal health care. His conclusions and fist-in-your-gut approach may drive some Americans up the wall. But whatever you think of Moore, the French system--a complex mix of private and public financing--offers valuable lessons for would-be health-care reformers in the U.S.

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