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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Whats the Difference between american and canadian healthcare?

I need some info for a politics Essay wanna know where to start with it.

ie. Major differences, cost and like performance

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  • 10 years ago
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    The system America had till the reforms (and until the changes work, still has) serve corporate interests. The system in Canada serves the people.

    Why does no other developed nation have the US model of healthcare? Because in the US model, insurance companies use death panels to deny care to those they are meant to cover. And then they raise costs [1]. Not only does the USA spend more on healthcare than any other nation [2], it finds itself bottom of the table when it comes to preventable deaths due to treatable conditions when it comes to developed nations [3]. The sad thing is that rather than focus on these things, the right spreads lies and half truths about the reforms and how healthcare works abroad [4]. Even sadder is the fact that the reforms are so simple [5]. But, if you think that my points are wrong, e-mail me with proof.

  • 10 years ago

    Canada has a better way of regulating the cost of medical care. Doctors who care more about their pocket or who get into the profession just to make money instead of alleviating human suffering will not like to practice in Canada so they come over here. If doctors on the other hand are happy with earning a little less while practicing their craft morally for the good of their patience then they stay in Canada and go to sleep with a clean conscience.

  • 10 years ago

    Once you get into this there is one thing you will find that is rarely discussed. That is lifestyle choices. Canadians have far fewer people trying to kill each other in gang wars (perhaps it's too cold, or perhaps it's cultural). Canadians have far fewer people who are morbidly obese from gobbling fast food all their lives. Canadians do not demand unlimited medical care like Americans, who are not connected to the true costs of the care because our employers pay for it. On the other hand Canadians might have more liver problems from over-drinking.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Big difference, in Canada, when you visit a doctor, no copay, after paying taxes for half the year, no copay. In US, you will soon work half the year for taxes, and still have a copay. And you will have those ignorant who know no better say that you have to stand in line for life saving heart surgery, that is baloney, my mother had a double bypass within a week of their determination of that course.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The biggest difference is the amount of time a person has to wait to received a life saving surgery. Heart patients can wait as much as 6-12 months for a simple heart bypass surgery. Those that can afford it in Canada come south to get their procedures done more quickly (or before they die).

    The second biggest difference is their level of innovation. They import most of their medical technology and training from the United States.

  • 3 years ago

    individuals are electorate of the U. S. with the suitable to stay there.Canadans are electorate of Canada with the suitable to stay there. those are 2 separate worldwide places with distinctive social systems, distinctive varieties of government and distinctive values. You, in the adventure that your parents registered you, are a citizen of the two worldwide places. you may stay in the two.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Canadian health care works for all, American works for the rich and manages for the middle class, is generally inferior

  • 10 years ago

    one's in Canada and the other isn't

    American uses private insurance

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Nobody goes to Canada for health care.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You go to Canada for cheap health care, you go to America for quality health care. At least for now.

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