The NHS is experiencing the longest and most severe slowdown in funding in its history. This has raised questions about the sustainability of its funding model.

The way that health care is funded varies between different countries. Here The Kings Fund explain the main models used to finance health care: taxation, private health insurance and social health insurance. We outline how each model works in its purest form, while recognising that most countries typically pay for health care using a combination of methods.

Chris Ham discusses whether the grass is greener for health care funding in other countries, here

The Kings Fund also explores how the NHS budget has changed over time, here