Healthcare in Canada

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Healthcare in Canada is delivered through the provincial and territorial systems of publicly funded health care, informally called Medicare.


  • What it tells me is we're not addressing the needs of the population. We should be able to provide the services that people need in a reasonable time frame. What we need to do is create the types of system changes so that people aren't driven to pay out of pocket or seek out two-tiered care
  • What I mainly recall is politicians telling us over and over again down through the decades that Canadian medicare is the best health-care system in the world. You don’t actually hear that much anymore. What politicians mainly stress now is that our system is better than the American. Maybe it is — though if you’re after the very latest technology and technique, it probably isn’t.

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