I have had personal experience with the private side of health care. In fact friends tease me as coming to Chile to sample the various health care options. I have also seen a friend of mine with an intellectual disability receive minimal care only after great advocacy of his friends. See my post: Health Care- A Tale of Two Patients, A Tale of Two Crazy Pigs.
Health Care in Chile
Chile Wiki For Expats, Gringos, Foreigners, and the curious covering information and resources for working living, relocating, and visiting, ALL of CHILE, South America. This page covers information regarding health care.
Chile's Parliament looks set to debate a package of healthcare reforms that are among the priorities of the right-wing government of president Sebastián Piñera. The goal, according to officials, will be to improve the quality of health services provided to poorer Chileans....The most common complaint among Chileans, however, is that the country's healthcare system is highly unequal – a complaint many link to its mixed public-private system. Chile is one of only three OECD countries where private healthcare spending outweighs public - the others being Mexico and the US. Public spending as a percentage of GDP is low, with only Mexico ranking lower, and the same goes for health spending on a per capita basis. Families can opt between health services provided by the public system run by the Fondo Nacional de Salud (Fonasa) or those offered by private firms known as Instituciones de Salud Previsionales (Isapres). Even though the two systems charge workers 7% of their monthly income for their services, it is widely agreed that the Isapres provide much better and more comprehensive healthcare service.
Health Compared - Chile and USA
An interactive map created for GE's healthymagination by the Economist Intelligence Unit. on Health care inputs, outcomes and risks