Health Insurance in Canada and Its Administration

All of us very well know that health insurance is really very important and one must take this really very much seriously. One must look for it with a lot of care and also seriousness. One must get details and information about all the insurance plans from all the different health insurance companies, agencies and providers in order to choose the best among all of them.

A very large number of health insurances in Canada are very truly administered by each of the province, under the act known as the Canada Health Act, which very truly requires each and every person to really have free access to health services that are really the basic health services. So here the access is totally free.

Collectively, the health insurance system that is public in Canada is very well known as Medicare. The health insurance that is very truly private is also really allowed, but the provincial governments very truly allow it only for the services that are very truly the public health plans do not cover. For instance, private rooms or semi-private rooms in hospitals and also the prescription drug plans.

The people of Canada are very truly free to use insurance that is really private, for medical services that are very truly elective such as cosmetic surgery, vision correction surgery, and also a very large number of non-basic medical procedures. Almost around 70% of the people of Canada have few form of supplementary private insurance for health; a very large number of them very truly receive it through their own employers.

In the year 2005, the Supreme Court very truly ruled in Chaoulli vs. Quebec, that the prohibition of the province on the private insurance for health care very truly already insured by the provincial plan could really constitute an infringement of the security and the right to life if there were any kind of long wait times for the medical treatment as happened in cases like this.

Also some other provinces very truly have legislation which really financially discourages but does not forbid health insurance that is very truly private, in all those areas that are really covered by the public plans. This ruling of the Supreme Court has not at all changed the whole pattern of insurance of health across Canada but has very truly spurred on all the attempts to tackle the hard issues of demand and supply the impact of wait times.


Post Author: mark

9 thoughts on “Health Insurance in Canada and Its Administration

    Be Kind to Animal

    (May 13, 2010 - 1:32 am)

    Why are the Obama administration and Democrats using such pathetic tactics to push their health care bill?
    They are fear mongering as the libs like to say by tell everyone that it will be disastrous if "we" don’t have a huge reform of the health care system. They are putting out commercials promoting health care or threatening some kind of disaster, or they are getting third parties to make them.

    They say that the Republicans and conservatives are playing up the amount of people who don’t want reform and claim that the vast majority do want it.

    And when nothing else works, rather than trying to make a legitimate point, they blame Republicans or make slanderous remarks about them.

    For example. When Republicans say that if they are going to have major reform it should be a slow, controlled reform over time rather than just changing things all at once in one big push like the president want’s to do, Democrats and Liberal independents say the Republican party gets nothing done or is against progress (which anyone with a brain would know is BS)
    example: Senator Bernard Sanders, A far left independent from VT said,"the Republicans are the party of do-nothingism, and because of them it is very hard to move forward"

    So what is with the crappy tactics? Can’t they just accept that there are a lot of people out there that don’t want Obama’s health care reform?

    Also, don’t people realize that free health care is far from free? Canada has "free" health care but are taxed through the roof. I think it is something like a 15% federal tax. Not to mention the hospitals get backed up because you have to go through a bureaucratic system that will be larger and more complicated than private health insurance. And what of those who work for health insurance companies?… I smell massive job losses.
    John S – I don’t know about Ron Paul, but we need a third major party, I’m no fan of the two party system either.
    I love how so many people are saying the Republicans and conservatives who are protesting is pathetic. Maybe you all forgot about how liberals had that down to an art during the Bush administration.
    i’ve never listened to Limbaugh and probably wouldn’t recognize him if i saw him

    Ag M

    (May 13, 2010 - 6:34 am)

    Desperation borne of the fear of being found out to be the frauds they really are.
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    Bob Loblaw

    (May 13, 2010 - 6:36 am)

    "Pathetic tactics"….like talking to people about what they are trying to do?….yeah…that’s terrible…
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    (May 13, 2010 - 6:38 am)

    is that you GW?
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    Drew Bloodsd

    (May 13, 2010 - 6:40 am)

    I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Why don’t liberals simply step up and DEFEND their health care bill. When angry Americans pop up at town hall meetings questioning the bill, why not have them turn to page XXX and show them exactly why it’s in their best interests? Give them the PROOF they want from the bill itself? Why do they have to duck, dodge, and dive out of the way of Americans who HAVE read the bill and don’t like it?
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    Joan S

    (May 13, 2010 - 6:42 am)

    If its so pathetic….I don’t understand why you are so frightened by it.

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    black leopard

    (May 13, 2010 - 6:44 am)

    because democrats can’t accomplish anything without resorting to thuggery
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    (May 13, 2010 - 6:46 am)

    When did Democrats request all Republican changes be done slowly?
    The tax cuts of 2001? No.
    The tax cuts of 2003? No.
    The Republican deregulation of lending during Clinton’s term? No.
    Bush’s 2008 corporate bailout? No.
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    (May 13, 2010 - 6:48 am)

    They want total government control over every aspect of your life, down to your relationship between you and your doctor. This isn’t cheap either, people are all for it because they think it’s free. That would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
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