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By David Thomas, Barbara Boyle Torrey

This completely revised version of Canada and the us: changes 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 solution, and federalism. info assets for additional study have additionally been integrated. As within the past variations, the ebook doesn't imagine that changes are expanding or lowering or that one kingdom is "better" than the opposite. In an easy and readable demeanour, the e-book appears to be like on the Canadian approach and the yank approach of doing issues. From health and wellbeing care to crime (and punishment); from immigration to race and public coverage; from tax rules to the surroundings; from values to top ministers and presidents there are as many changes as there are similarities within the manner the 2 international locations do issues, and never on occasion it seems that the similarities and transformations are usually not as we now have assumed them to be.

In Canada and the U.S.: modifications that count number, 3rd Edition, major professionals examine and distinction the Canadian and the yank reports. They accomplish that within the desire of constructing a greater figuring out of the similarities and changes in order that policy-makers, scholars, and usual electorate in all of the nations might research from the studies of the other.

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But the corresponding frustration and anger is more difficult to focus. The constraints which are in Canada a political problem for the profession, are in the United States a personal problem for each physician. American physicians are no less angry; indeed recent surveys show a greater level of professional dissatisfaction in the United States. " Physicians do not like to be managed, especially by outsiders. But it is going to get worse, in both systems. "Managed care," in yet unspecified forms, is the leading contender in American debates over health care reform.

6 Lipset and others proceed from the assumption that it is precisely because the two North American democracies are so similar that scholars can isolate and identify the factors responsible for our differences. This is a view borne out in Differences that Count. Through depressions and wars, booms and busts, the two federations have had to make ever-changing adjustments to international circumstances. One might assume that, for functional reasons alone, Page 13 convergence is inevitable. But, on the other hand (there is always an ''on the other hand" in the social sciences) specific differences can add up, and their cumulative effects will shape the lives of citizens in very important ways.

And the "restructuring" of the North American economy is greatly increasing the proportion of jobs in small firms. Thus, in addition to those known to have no insurance coverage, there is another very large group who have grossly inadequate coverage to deal with any serious medical problem. Some of them can be identified if one reads the fine print, the limits and exclusions, in their contracts. But others emerge only after the fact; the contract is rewritten to exclude them after the event has occurred.

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