Canada Healthcare Programs!!!Please visit OM INTERNATIONAL to know more !!

 Canada Healthcare Programs!!!Please visit OM INTERNATIONAL to know more !!

Canada has a universal, publicly funded healthcare system called Canadian Medicare. It's funded and administered by the country's 13 provinces and territories. 

The system is guided by the Canada Health Act of 1984. It offers essential medical services to all citizens. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for public health insurance. 

The health system is funded mainly by provincial or territorial general tax revenue with some federal transfers. It's free at the point of delivery for citizens. There is no cost-sharing for inpatient or outpatient care. Prescription drug prices vary but are still inexpensive. 

Each province and territory has a different health plan that covers different services and products. 

Canadian Medicare provides coverage for approximately 70 percent of Canadians' healthcare needs, and the remaining 30 percent is paid for through the private sector.[7][8] The 30 percent typically relates to services not covered or only partially covered by Medicare, such as prescription drugs, eye care, and dentistry.[7][8] Approximately 65 to 75 percent of Canadians have some form of supplementary health insurance related to the aforementioned reasons; many receive it through their employers or use secondary social service programs related to extended coverage for families receiving social assistance or vulnerable demographics, such as seniors, minors, and those with disabilities.[9]

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), by 2019, Canada's aging population represents an increase in healthcare costs of approximately one percent a year, which is a modest increase.[7] In a 2020 Statistics Canada Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS), 69 percent of Canadians self-reported that they had excellent or very good physical health—an improvement from 60 percent in 2018.[10] In 2019, 80 percent of Canadian adults self-reported having at least one major risk factor for chronic disease: smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating or excessive alcohol use.[11] Canada has one of the highest rates of adult obesity among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries attributing to approximately 2.7 million cases of diabetes (types 1 and 2 combined).[11] Four chronic diseases—cancer (a leading cause of death), cardiovascular diseasesrespiratory diseases and diabetes account for 65 percent of deaths in Canada.[11]

In 2021, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported that healthcare spending reached $308 billion, or 12.7 percent of Canada's GDP for that year.[12] In 2022 Canada's per-capita spending on health expenditures ranked 12th among health-care systems in the OECD.[13] Canada has performed close to, or above the average on the majority of OECD health indicators since the early 2000s,[14] and consistently ranks above the average on OECD indicators for wait-times and access to care, while receiving average scores for quality of care and use of resources.[15] The Commonwealth Funds 2021 report comparing the healthcare systems of the 11 most developed countries ranked Canada second-to-last.[16] Identified weaknesses of Canada's system were comparatively higher infant mortality rate, the prevalence of chronic conditions, long wait times, poor availability of after-hours care, and a lack of prescription drugs coverage. Dental coverage was added in 2023 [17][16] An increasing problem in Canada's health system is a shortage of healthcare professionals.[18]

In 2003, at the First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Health Council of Canada (HCC)—an independent national agency—was established to monitor and report on Canada's healthcare system.[32] For over a decade, until 2014, the HCC produced 60 reports on access and wait times, health promotion, seniors healthcare, aboriginal healthcare, home and community care, pharmaceuticals management, and primary health care.

Ninety percent of Canadians agree that Canada should have a "national seniors strategy to address needs along the full continuum of care. The government guarantees the quality of care through federal standards. The government does not participate in day-to-day care or collect any information about an individual's health, which remains confidential between a person and their physician.[38] In each province, each doctor handles the insurance claim against the provincial insurer. There is no need for the person who accesses healthcare to be involved in billing and reclaim. Private health expenditure accounts for 30% of health care financing.


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