In the US they are looking at the Canadian system of healthcare. They see some advantages. Here is one:
Each hospital in Canada gets a global budget, a set amount which is all they have to spend for the year. They don’t price things like bandages, drugs or even overnight stays individually. The cost for these things and for doctor service is negotiated in advance. (Source)
Isn't it strange that what we used to have in the UK is being seen by others as an advantage. Why are we fixing something that isn't broke?