Cuba’s achievements in the health care system are impressive than those of Mexico and St. Lucia due to the size of its gross domestic product per capita. It demonstrates how much nations can do with the resources they have if they focus on the right priorities such as Health. The Cuban government has employed a national health system and takes health care responsibility for its people (Garﬁeld 1007). This has initiated equal distribution of resources as government operates all health care institutions. This is not the case in Mexico and St Lucia where most of health care institutions are private-based, therefore making the health services extremely expensive for poor people. Meanwhile, it has embarked on computerized health care services and created public networks in blood banks. This has helped the country to eradicate various disease and infant mortality compared to countries such as Mexico. Similarly, Cuba’s international cooperation has helped in developing its health care system by importing qualified doctors.
The United States should adopt the Canadian system of health care because its aim at extending coverage among individual without medical insurance and controls health care costs. Since private health care insurance sector is more effective than public, the Canadian system advocate for reforms that could respond to consumer preferences for benefits and cost sharing because it is a single payer system (Morris 463). Similarly, this will help US to incorporate user fees to control health care costs and enhance efficiency. The system would initiate equal distribution of health care services via health insurances, which encourages and promote core values of citizenship. Adopting the Canadian system could benefit business because they will have a competitive advantage in global market due to removal of health care coverage for their employees. Thus, for the American government to reduce tax burden from citizen and promote efficiency in the health care, it should adopt the Canadian health care system.
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Morris, Barer. ” So Near, and Yet So Far: A Canadian Perspective on U. S. Health Care Reform.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law 20. 2 (1995): 463-476.