Patients in Tokyo, Japan receive care in the ICU

Japan has a social insurance system and some of the best worldwide heath statistics. Also, citizens under the universal care system may visit any physician as often as they need. However, the system is not adequately funded, with figures currently in the red. <i>Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images</i>

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Japan has a social insurance system and some of the best worldwide heath statistics. Also, citizens under the universal care system may visit any physician as often as they need. However, the system is not adequately funded, with figures currently in the red. Photo: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

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