The Health Care System in the US

As health care professionals, Canadian doctors are intimately familiar with the Canadian health care system and are likely knowledgeable about some of the differences in the US health care system. The primary difference, as doctors are well aware, is that the US does not offer universal health care. US residents generally have three options for obtaining US health insurance: i) via an employer; ii) via private purchase; or iii) via federal government programs such as Medicare, for retirees.