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By David Thomas, Barbara Boyle Torrey

This completely revised version of Canada and the USA: ameliorations that Count keeps to deal with, in a well timed approach, key associations and coverage parts, including new chapters on welfare, race and public coverage, values, demography, crime, the surroundings, clash answer, and federalism. information resources for additional study have additionally been incorporated. As within the past variants, the booklet doesn't suppose that transformations are expanding or reducing or that one kingdom is "better" than the opposite. In a simple and readable demeanour, the ebook seems to be on the Canadian approach and the yank method of doing issues. From overall healthiness care to crime (and punishment); from immigration to race and public coverage; from tax laws to the surroundings; from values to top ministers and presidents there are as many modifications as there are similarities within the means the 2 nations do issues, and never occasionally it seems that the similarities and modifications will not be as we've got assumed them to be.

In Canada and the U.S.: variations that count number, 3rd Edition, prime experts evaluate and distinction the Canadian and the yank studies. They accomplish that within the wish of making a greater knowing of the similarities and transformations in order that policy-makers, scholars, and traditional voters in all of the international locations could study from the reports of the other.

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But such care can be very difficult to find, and provided under very demeaning conditions. Moreover the increasing competitiveness of the American system is making it more and more difficult for institutions that provide "uncompensated care" to offset its cost by overcharging self-payers or those with private insurance. Evidence is accumulating that the uninsured receive significantly less care for specific conditions (such as heart disease, and pre- and post-natal care) than the rest of the population, and that their health outcomesincluding survivalare worse as a result.

I hope that Differences that Count enhances, in some small manner, the quality of the debate about what distinguishes Canada from the United States, and illustrates clearly the ways in which our ongoing differences really do matter. " Usually this is something recent, particularly if it is dramatic, concrete, readily understandable, emotional, and seems symbolic. So, if a Canadian's last trip to the United States resulted in a successful shopping spree, good food at reasonable prices, friendly ''have a nice day" service, and inexpensive, decent accommodation, then news and information about the United States will be filtered through a positive frame of reference.

Roughly half of all expenditure in this nominally "private" system thus comes directly or indirectly from public sources. Nor do the public programs provide comprehensive coverage. The federal Medicare system, for example, requires patients to pay a large deductible (in 1993, the first $670 of hospital expenses in any one year, and the first $100 of physician bills), plus a copayment of 20% of all subsequent allowable expenses, plus any amount which a provider may choose to extra-bill above the allowable rates.

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