Unformatted text preview: employment-based insurance system, with targeted programs for those who are unemployed, elderly, and/or economically disadvantaged. Canada’s system is based on values of equity and efficiency (with very low administrative costs), while the health care system in the United States is based on the value of free enterprise. Physicians in both Canada and the United States are paid by method of fee-for-service, but there are more physicians in Canada who practice in groups. Even with the high percentages spent of health care costs, the cost for prescription drugs and medicine is very high in the United States. Canada, on the other hand, has some of the lowest prescription drugs in the world, even with the small percentage spent on health care costs....
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- Spring '08