31411190-HCA250-HCA-250-Assignment-The-Best-and-Worst-of-Two-Systems[1]

31411190-HCA250-HCA-250-Assignment-The-Best-and-Worst-of-Two-Systems[1]

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The best and worst 1 The Best and Worst of Two Systems Your name Axia College of University of Phoenix
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The best and worst 2 The Best and Worst of Two Systems Although Canada and the United States are physically close, they have entirely different views about the delivery methods of healthcare. For example, the United States believes that private insurance plans should provide healthcare, with assistance from the government as needed. By contrast, everyone in Canada receives healthcare, no matter their financial status. Though both approaches differ in their views on the management and delivery of healthcare, they both have benefits and drawbacks concerning meeting the needs of all parties. For example, the United States has a reputation for exceptional care, but the system is very restricted and uses individual’s financial abilities as the determination of their access to that care. Every resident of Canada who needs services has access to them, but may encounter crowded hospitals and extensive waiting lists. Perhaps these differences may explain why citizens of the U.S. travel to Canada for care, while Canadians come to the U.S. for care. Perhaps they may also explain why U.S. residents have a shorter life expectancy than Canadians. A review of the two healthcare systems will help in understanding what does not and does work for these two systems. Many in the United States believe Canada may have found the solution to universal healthcare. MedHunters (1996-2008) states that “[s]ince 1962, Canada has had a government- funded, national healthcare system founded on the five basic principles of the Canada Health Act.” These five principles are as follows: providing a system of healthcare that is available universally to permanent residents; covering services comprehensively; removing income barriers to accessibility; portability within and outside of Canada; and administered publicly
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(¶2). Residents of Canada receive the majority of their healthcare via funding that comes from corporate and personal taxes. In some provinces, residents are charged premiums for their
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