Even though its most virulent critics raise the spectre of "Canadian-style" health care, "Obamacare" does little to change the enduring differences between the two health care systems. What, exactly, does "Obamacare" look like compared to Canada? Canadian critics tend to rail against "two-tiered" medicine, but in fact, the U. And despite the hype on both sides of the Congressional aisles, Obamacare keeps the same complex structure in place, while adding another layer through the introduction of health care "exchanges" for uninsured Americans.
She is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health where she blogs about paying for health care. At Consumer Reports, she specialized in health care and health care financing.
She has won more than 25 awards and five major fellowships. She interviewed hospital executives, physicians, academic experts, former health ministers, reporters covering health care, and ordinary citizens.
Lieberman also toured hospitals and long-term care facilities.
This is the first of four posts reporting on that visit. What Americans know has come mainly from the negative talking points of politicians and others who have argued for years against national health insurance.
Two decades ago The New York Times reported that Canadian women had to wait for Pap smears, a point vigorously refuted by the Canadian ambassador who shot back in a letter to the Times editor: Wherever I went, Canadians told me they thought, mostly based on what they said they heard on CNN and Fox, that Obamacare meant America was getting universal health coverage like their country has.
In some ways the Canadian system is very different from U. The Canada Health Acton the other hand, calls for universality — all residents must be covered by the public insurance plan run by their province on uniform terms and conditions.
In Canada there are no financial barriers to care at the point of service as there are and will continue to be in the U. The tiered policies available in the state exchanges further bake inequality into the U.
People have wildly varying benefits depending on where they live, how old they are, where they work, and how much they can afford to spend on health insurance. Drug benefits are quite unequal in Canada, and the lack of them is a pretty big hole for about 10 percent of the population.
There is no universal drug benefit, although two provinces have mandatory drug insurance — you can get it from an employer or buy it from a public plan. About 40 percent of the population gets coverage from their employers.
In that sense, Canadian drug coverage in those provinces resembles Obamacare. Almost everyone I interviewed mentioned the dismal health stats for aboriginal populations and the need to improve access and quality of care.
I tried to remember the last time I heard anyone discuss the medical problems of Native Americans or quality of care provided by the Indian Health Service. I asked Michael Dectera health policy expert and a former deputy health minister in Ontario, what was his wish list for Canadian health care.
Topping his list was not more money for the health system; it was more for education aimed at improving the lives of aboriginal peoples. Better education correlates with better health. The second was drug coverage.The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have.
Strange financial market and geopolitical maneuvers last week make it clear the end days of the cabal are fast approaching. The clearest sign was the wholesale looting of Japan’s national pension fund by the Japanese slave government on behalf of the cabal.
There are some truths that I strive to preach, for lack of a better word, in today's information-culture wars propagated in our corrupt mainstream media.
Canadian vs. U.S. health care. Our health care system is neither rational nor moral, and it will almost certainly get worse under the present administration. By Kenneth Krell, M.D. What is clear is that, as Americans, our health care system is neither rational, ethical nor moral, and will almost certainly get worse under the present.
Comparison of the healthcare systems in Canada and the United States is often "Canadians spend about 55% of what Americans spend on health care and have longer life expectancy and lower infant mortality rates. Holmes agreed to appear in television ads broadcast in the United States warning Americans of the dangers of adopting a Canadian.
Two decades ago The New York Times reported that Canadian women had to wait for Pap smears, a point vigorously refuted by the Canadian ambassador who shot back in a letter to the Times editor: “You, and Americans generally, are free to decide whatever health care system to choose, avoid or adapt, but the choice is not assisted by opinions.