Essay about Health Care Analysis

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Comparison of the health care systems in Canada and the United States
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Health spending per capita, in U.S. dollars PPP-adjusted, with the U.S. and Canada compared amongst other first world nations.
Comparison of the health care systems in Canada and the United Statesare often made by government, public health and public policy analysts.[1][2][3][4] The two countries had similar health care systems beforeCanada reformed its system in the 1960s and 1970s. The United Statesspends much more money on health care than Canada, on both a per-capita basis and as a percentage of GDP.[5] In 2006, per-capita spending for health care in Canada was US$3,678; in the U.S., US$6,714. The U.S. spent 15.3% of GDP
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In the U.S. government spending per person was US$ 2,728.[19]
Canada and the United States had similar health care systems in the early 1960s,[1] but now have a different mix of funding mechanisms. Canada's universal single-payer health care system covers about 70% of expenditures, and the Canada Health Act requires that all insured persons be fully insured, without co-payments or user fees, for all

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