||Main Funding Source (taxes/public, private or social security)
||Main System of Delivery (public, private, non-profit)
||Taxes. Some provinces also charge health insurance premiums.
||Universal public care. Canada is the only country that does not allow any private administration of health care services that are already provided publicly.
||Non-profit and public. The U.S. is one of the few OECD member countries that does not have universal accessibility. There are more than 50 million Americans with no health insurance. Hospital emergency departments are required to provide medical treatment to anyone � even if they are uninsured.
||Vast majority covered by national non-profit system. About 12% covered by private insurance which involves non-profit and for-profit providers.
||Compulsory payroll contributions
|| Public � coverage universal since 1978
|| Public and private non-profit.
|| Taxes and private (often employer funded).
|| Private and public non-profit.
|| Compulsory payroll contributions. Costs shared by employers and employees.
|| System mainly run privately � but the government acts as regulator and insurer and sets fee schedules.
|| Public, with the private sector growing for specialty services and for those who can afford to pay for services.
|| Public and private.