What makes Denmark’s healthcare so good? Healthcare in Denmark is largely financed through local (regional and municipal) taxation with integrated funding and provision of health care at the regional level. The money is then disbursed to be used by the five administrative regions of local government according to the guidelines set by the central government.
How healthy is Denmark? Most people in Denmark report being in good health (72% in 2015), which is a slightly higher percentage than the EU average (67%).
How does Denmark have better healthcare than the US for less money? Fewer highways presumably means that more tax money available to build better public transportation. And better public transportation means it is easier for patients to get to the doctor.
Why is Scandinavian healthcare so good? Swedish health and medical care is primarily financed through public finances and is a strongly decentralized system in which all levels, from national to regional, enjoy autonomy and the ability to structure their operations in line with local conditions.