U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

The committee heard testimony on a report issued by the General Accounting Office entitled, “Canadian Health Insurance: Lessons for the United… read more

The committee heard testimony on a report issued by the General Accounting Office entitled, “Canadian Health Insurance: Lessons for the United States.” The hearing is one of a series being held by the committee to investigate the U.S. health care system. The General Accounting Office compared the U.S. and Canadian health care systems to determine improvements that could be made in the U.S. system, and came up with a list of recommendations to improve the health care system for the U.S., including universal health coverage, a universal payment system, and cost controls on doctors and health services. The committee sought to determine reform measures to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the U.S. health care system. While universal health care access was accepted as the goal of health care reform, debate centered around the methods of implementation and methods of controlling long term medical costs. Witnesses included legislators testifying on health care legislative initiatives. close

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  • Whitney Addington American College of Physicians->Clinical Practice
  • Chris Burch Executive Vice President National Assn. of Public Hospitals
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U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems

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Program ID:
18363-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 11, 1991 | 9:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 1991 | 7:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 11, 1991 | 9:38am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 1991 | 7:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 12, 1991 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 14, 1991 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 15, 1991 | 7:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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