The one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on when discussing healthcare is that the current U.S. system is not working. Forty-five million Americans are without health insurance, an anomaly when compared to their European and Asian counterparts. President Barack Obama had wanted a comprehensive bill on a new domestic healthcare system on his desk for signing by October, but acknowledging the fractious environment, extended his deadline to the end of the year. What the White House and Democrats are proposing does not resemble the healthcare systems in other countries. The Huffington Post selected seven countries with their own individual systems.
Slideshow sources: NPR, The New York Times, Health Canada, WHO, National Policy Analysis, The Boston Globe