Thirty-two of the current Thirty-three Developed Nations have Universal Health Care systems.
I take issue with your source.
Not because I question the claims about health care, but because I cannot find any list of 'developed' or 'high income' or 'richest' countries which does not include the Czech Republic; except the Paris Club, which is fine since it only has 22 members.
If they said 'here are some high-income countries I would have no issue, but instead it says the high-income countries.
Your source writes in the footnotes:
quote:For this list, those countries with UN Human Development Index scores above 0.9 on a 0 to 1 scale are considered developed.
but that's clearly not true. Nowadays there are only 18 such countries; but at the time the blog post was written in 2008 there were 28, not 33 (I assume the dramatic reduction is due to a change in methodology, rather than living standards plummeting in the last decade). Bahrain, incidentally, had a HDI of 0.866 in 2008. At no time have they had a HDI of .9 or higher. Nor, for that matter, have they ever had a HDI higher than that of the Czech Republic.
Not that any of this is relevant to the central point, but I question the research skills of your source.
Incidentally, we have a mandated insurance system here in our developed country, but I'm not sure that term adequately explains it. The 'insurance premiums' are taken out of my paycheck at a fixed percentage set by the state; and the small pool of insurance providers are non-profit organisations heavily regulated by the state, so in practice it differs little from a single-payer system.