HCA250 week 5 The Best and Worse of Two Systems

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The Best and Worse of Two Systems 1 The Best and Worse of Two Systems XXXXX Axia College of University of Phoenix HCA 250 Instructor: Surfield Reaves January 25, 2008 This paper is missing a reference from the school library I had forgot to put one in just so you know.
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The Best and Worse of Two Systems 2 America and Canada although physically so close to one another have completely different views on the way that healthcare should be delivered. America for instance believes that healthcare should be provided based upon private insurance plans and government assistance as needed; were as Canada provides healthcare services to everyone; whether he or, she are able to pay or, not. Both approaches exhibited by the United States and Canada are very different in the way that they maintain healthcare delivery and management, yet both systems have their positives and negatives when it comes to meeting the needs of all those involved. The United States, for example, known for the exceptional care that it provides its citizens is a very restricted system that only allows those able to pay for its services the option to use it fully. Canada unlike the United States offers healthcare to every resident needing service but those being seen for services face long waiting lists and crowded hospitals. Could the differences between these two systems explain why Canadians are traveling to America and Americans traveling to Canada to seek care? Could they explain why Canadian’s have longer life expectancies than American’s do? After reviewing both systems of healthcare one will be able to understand what is working or not working within these two systems. Perhaps Canada has found the answer that many of us here in the United States are looking for when it comes to providing care to all those that need it. According to MedHunters (1996-2008), “Since 1962, Canada has had a government-funded, national healthcare system founded on the five basic principles of the Canada Health Act.” The principles are to provide a healthcare system that is: universally available to permanent residents; comprehensive in the services it covers; accessible without income barriers; portable within and outside the country; and publicly administered” (¶2). Canadian residents receive one’s healthcare mainly, through the funding provided by both personal and corporate
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The Best and Worse of Two Systems 3 taxes. Some provinces located within Canada; however, do charge residents premiums for, one’s healthcare needs, but if an individual is unable to pay the premium, required healthcare services are not denied. For example, those without premiums would go to a healthcare
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