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Unformatted text preview: costs a. Actually the cost is less b. US is about 6 times higher than Canada 2. NHI interferes with doctor-patient relationship a. Patients have no restrictions on choosing their physicians b. Can get care in any provinces c. They do not need to get permission to go to a doctor 3. NHI leads to long waits for treatment a. Partially true, they have to wait for tertiary care, but not primary or secondary b. If your life is in danger they will take you right away 4. NHI lowers quality of medical care a. Life span, Canadians live longer 5. NHI leads to rationing a. True, they ration health care, but Americans also do it too and every country b. Doctors make most of the decisions on who gets treatment, unlike the USA where someone who is not a doctor makes the decisions 6. NHI causes exodus of physicians a. Physician is cap – they don’t make as much money b. But Canadian physicians haven’t moved to the United States to make more money II. Canadian vs. USA A....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, medical care, national health insurance