Canada's Health Care System (Federal Government (The Canada Health Act…
Canada's Health Care System
administering principles outlined in the Canada Health Act
Financial support for provinces/territories. Eg. Federal taxation helps to provided publicly funded health care
Funding and delivery of services for certain groups of people, such as First Nations people living on reserves, Inuit, veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, inmates.
The Canada Health Act
Public Administration: health plans must be operated on a non-profit basis
Comprehensiveness: must insure all medically necessary services are provided
Universality: all insured persons are entitled to health coverage
Portability: must cover people when moving to a different province/territory or when travelling abroad
Accessibility: must provide everyone reasonable access to services without barriers
health protection and regulation eg. regulation of pharmaceuticals, food, and medical devices.
Support for health promotion projects as well as health research
Disease prevention and monitoring
Public health: for example, sanitation and infectious diseases. To note, federal government does also play a role, but to a lesser extent.
provincial government will fund these for certain groups, such as seniors
Examples include: prescriptions, vision, dental, hearing care
For the majority of people, these supplementary services are either paid for out of pocket, may be covered through employers, or are covered under private insurance
Provincial taxation helps to provide publicly funded health care
It is up to each province to determine which health services are considered medically necessary- anything considered necessary must be fully covered