A Comparison of Health Care Leadership Roles in the United States and Mexico

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A Comparison of Health care Leadership Roles in the United States and Mexico Cheryl K. Haggerty University of Phoenix - Online Contemporary Leadership Issues DHA733 Dr. Patricia Thomas September 06, 2010 A Comparison of Health care Leadership Roles in the United States and Mexico Mexico and the United States have each adopted a goal to provide the best possible, health care for all citizens. With this in mind, each country has identified a different approach to reaching this goal. A discussion of similarities and differences are addressed in the following paragraphs as well as an explanation of why different approaches exist. Similarities in Leadership Roles in the Countries of Mexico and the United States…show more content…
These very remote areas have limited resources so are less able to access services, when they are needed. Mexico is also a much poorer country than the United States, as the gross national income per capita in the United States is $44,070 and the gross national income per capita in Mexico is $11,990 (World Health Statistics, 2008). Conclusion While the United States was highly regarded by most of the world, there are areas, such as health care, in which there remains a lack of equitable coverage for all citizens. Mexico has already started implementation of a universal health care program and the President of the United States has set forth plans to implement a universal health care program. While universal health care has the ability to provide coverage for more people than are insured or able to obtain insurance today, there are still many concerns that need to be addressed. These include cultural diversity and the desire to strive for cultural competence as it develops a healthier country. Additionally, as long as both countries can ensure, to the best of their ability that all citizens have appropriate access to health care and compete equitably for the opportunities that exist within that society, then it does not matter the setting health care is delivered. Reference Frenk, J., Gómez-Dantés, O., & Knaul, F. (2009). The democratization of health in Mexico: financial innovations for universal coverage. World

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