Health Care And The United States

1265 Words Nov 30th, 2015 6 Pages
Health care has come a very long way since the earlier years, and still has a lot of improving to do. Health care can be very complex and frustrating, but has become a bit more manageable compared to the past. Hospitals today are a lot different then how they were years ago. Many hospitals are making medical advances to help people live longer, healthier lives. Health care is one of the most important benefits to a persons’ life. There are so many things affecting the health of people all around the world, both positive and negative. Canada and the United States health care systems are not perfect and needs some change for the better of the people. Healthcare in these countries are affected by differences in universal coverage, gender and ethnic disparities, and costs. Both Canada and the United States have universal healthcare, but it is not readily accessible to everyone. Many Americans are currently without health care, even though healthcare is offered to everyone regardless of pre-conditions, culture, gender, etc. Both countries have established Health Acts used to follow for health care coverage. Canada “relies on a universal public healthcare system, which provides coverage of hospital and physician care for the entire population on the basis of residency (Cacace, M. and Schmid, A. 2008).” Canada established the Canada Health Act (CHA) which “contains five programme criteria, i.e. comprehensiveness, accessibility, universality, portability, and public…

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