In the US, the cost of health care has been on the rise for years and now the costs are soaring again.
The federal government announced last week that its insurance companies were required to cover at least 90 per cent of the costs of all new enrollees for the next two years, and they will pay a minimum of 10 per cent on any premium that they do not cover.
In the UK, the Government says the cost for private health insurance has been growing at a faster rate than that for the public sector.
The new system will cover people from the age of 60 to 85 for the first time, but the Government will have to cover some of that cost for people from 65 to 70.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says this will provide “insurance for all”.
The US model The US government has made it much easier for Americans to get insurance.
It has also made it easier for people in the US to access private health care.
The country has had an Obamacare rollout that was initially seen as a major step forward for the health system, but critics say it has been very slow.
It was only in late 2018 that President Donald Trump signed an executive order that was aimed at overhauling the healthcare system.
It aimed to make the US “a single-payer system, which means everyone has access to affordable healthcare.”
But the plan was watered down and later dropped in a bid to win more support from Democrats.
In October 2018, President Trump said he would make changes to the healthcare law if Republicans in Congress did not pass a bill to replace it.
It remains unclear whether that will happen, but Mr Trump has previously suggested he might reverse the changes made in his earlier executive order.