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Total  Points Earned 100 Points 98/100 *This tutorial is to be used as a guide with examples of what your instructor is looking to see in your submission. Be sure work submitted is that of your own efforts to avoid copying the work provided in the tutorial. As this tutorial is likely to be pre­submitted, original work you should not re­submit as your own original work. * You will need to come up with citations and references for this… this paper was submitted without due to illness and the desire to meet deadline. Even still, the content was excellent resulting in a 98%. The Best and Worst of Two Systems The issue of health care delivery and  management between the United States and other  countries provides us with evidence that not all systems are created equally nor does any system  meet the needs of each member of society. Taking a look at various factors related to the health  care delivery and management in the United States versus that which is available to residents of  Canada might suggest that while the United States would like to boast of the care available to its  citizens as being exceptional the opposite may be true. Canada offers health care to every  resident meaning no one is left feeling hopeless as they face illness or in their striving to prevent  illnesses. In the United States, however, millions remain uninsured or underinsured. Could the  differences between the two systems explain why Canadian’s have longer life expectancies than  American’s? Can we even begin to make sense of that fact when we consider Canadian’s spend  only about half as much as American’s on health care? What is working or not working within  these systems? Perhaps Canada has found the answer many American’s have been seeking with regard to health care. Canadian residents receive health care which is funded through taxes including  payroll, personal, cooperate, sales and territory taxes. While it is true that three Canadian  provinces do charge premiums for health care if the individual is unable to pay the premium they are not denied services. This example is much like the emergency level treatment available in the United States although one would reasonably assume the cost of service would be greatly  inflated for the American seeking treatment through the hospital emergency room. Whereas, in  Canada the individual would be able to receive regular care from their provider without the  additional costs of emergency room visits. The Canadian system ensures each member of society is able to receive much needed  health care services regardless of socioeconomic status. In addition, patients are free to choose  their providers individually without the addition hassle of HMO or PPO requirements often  experienced by the American insured. These HMO and PPO programs limit the individual’s  choice with regard to who he or she feels comfortable receiving services from, the convenience  of location of the providers available through the specific program and often times face scrutiny  about the quality of care provided under these programs. Individual’s enrolled in HMO programs often report difficulty getting in to receive  services from the provider, are not admitted to the hospital as easily as other programs and if  they are admitted tend to be released sooner than those in other programs and tend to report some degree of dissatisfaction with the care received. However, because these HMO programs are  more pocketbook friendly to the individual they often are willing to sacrifice these important  aspects of their health care program to save strain on the finances. Again, could the answer be  care for all American’s funded through taxes with cost of care regulated by our government? Medicare is one health care option available to both Canadian residents and United States citizens. The difference between the programs begins with the United States which fails to  ensure people under Medicare until they are elderly. In contrast, Canada’s Medicare coverage  applies to all individuals at the time of birth thus allowing for more comprehensive health care  throughout the individual’s lifetime. While the United States offers health care through a variety of options which include  specialized practices, inpatient and outpatient care, nursing home and home health care these  services are not available to all citizens of the country. Those living in Canada see these same  services available with the difference that these services are available to each resident due to the  Canadian health care policy. Perhaps one of the greatest hindrances to American’s who do not have a similar health  care plan as that offered to Canadian citizens is the ability to seek care for preventative measures. Those who have little or no insurance are less likely to visit the doctor because they simply  cannot afford to do so. Common sense then is all one needs to understand the negative health  consequences as early diagnosis is missed in many diseases which may require extensive  treatment often high in cost or even result in death. If all American’s were afforded the ability to  seek care when necessary or simply receive annual checkups the quality of life for many  American’s might be greatly increased in little time. The United States is not lacking completely in its plan to provide health care especially  with regard to the elderly, who receive coverage under the Medicare program, and the low  income families who are eligible for medical assistance trough the Medicaid programs. Medicaid has allowed those who struggle at or below poverty level to obtain health care on a somewhat  limited basis but the program has its flaws. Not all providers will accept Medicaid because the funds received for services are often  far less than what private insurance or patient out of pocket expenses would be for the same  services. Therefore, many individuals seeking care under the Medicaid program often find  difficulty finding a qualified provider who is able to provide adequate care for their individual  needs. In addition, Medicaid covers only basic health care in the majority of cases which also  limits the effectiveness of the program. Overall, the United States could learn a thing or two from Canada with regard to health  care services and management. By ensuring each member of a society is able to receive health  care regardless of status or ability to pay we will see a healthier, stronger and more united  America whose citizens will be able to enjoy longer lives than the current life expectancy rates.  Some would balk about paying more taxes to provide this care but these same individuals posing  their objections need to understand the benefit of the whole. Regulations about services and costs of services would ensure everyone seeking care was receiving equal quality care. In doing this  we then eliminate the best of care only being available to the wealthy while the poor, seemingly  deemed less worthy, suffer illness and despair over their inability to receive what should be one’s right as an American.


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