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Running Head: U.S. VERSUS CANADIAN HEALTH CARE0U.S. Versus the Canadian Healthcare System Lauryn Nelson Florida Atlantic University
U.S. VERSUS CANADIAN HEALTH CARE1 Abstract This paper will be comparing and contrasting two members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The two members that will be discussed are the United States and Canada. These two countries were chosen in particular due to their proximity of each other as well as discovering if the two have any influence each other on the decisions they make about healthcare systems as these two countries do share similar factors. Some important factors that may be mentioned in this paper may include, but not limited to the type of health care system each country obtains, GDP percentage on health care, average income, life expectancy from birth, leading causes of death, total population, and other factors regarding geographical location and environmental factors. This paper will also explore how successful each healthcare system as well as its pros and cons in regards to statistical and anecdotal evidence. This paper will conclude with an analysis of the two different member’s healthcare system and which one is believed to be the best healthcare system out of the two.
U.S. VERSUS CANADIAN HEALTH CARE2 The United States and Canada both share similarities and differences. Given that they share a border, there has been much cultural and economic ties between the two. Canada has even been dubbed the nicknames, “America’s backyard” and “America’s top hat”. With 325.7 million people living in the United States and 36.29 million in Canada, English is the primary language spoken in both countries as well as the two sharing cultural aspects such as clothing, food, customs, holidays. Both countries also have similar economies and the cost of living is