Privatizing health care is not the answer: lessons from the United States

Angell, Marcia
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p916
Academic Journal
The article presents a comparison of the medical care system in the United States and Canada. It states that there are strong moves within Canada to pattern the Canadian health care system with the medical system in the United States by partially privatizing it. It also forwards that the Yukon Territory became the last jurisdiction in Canada to adopt the Medical Care Act, which introduced a system to provide hospital and physician care to all Canadians. Moreover, it is also observed that the medical systems of these countries are partly public, partly private, partly for profit and partly nonprofit.


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