Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly funded health care system, meaning that the financing of the system is designed to meet the cost of all or most of the health care needs from a publicly managed fund. Health care in Canada is funded at both the provincial and federal levels. The financing of health care is provided through taxation from personal and corporate income taxes. Some provinces also use sources such as sales tax and lottery proceeds (Allin).
I believe, one of the major challenges for the Canadian health care model as more providers become part of the continuum of care is the financial security that health care can finance towards resources. Resources would be limited since there would a higher demand such as increased wait time to attending care, creating a high strain on health care providers. To help decrease waiting times, health care providers would need to hire more staff which then causes a raise in public taxes to help pay those staff.
According to Roy Romanow (2004) he stated “a health care system even the best health care system in the world, would be only one of the ingredients that determine whether your life with be long or short, healthy or sick, full of fulfilment, or empty with despair (as cited by Mikkonen and Raphael, 2010). This quote draws attention to the Canadian government 's role in the delivery of high-quality health care services. A fundamental basic human right is being able to receive excellent quality care that aims to ensure a person health needs are attended too (Hepworth, Rooney, Rooney and Storm-Gottfried, 2013). Today seniors in Canada are living longer lives and are healthier than previous generations (Eggertson, 2013). Because of this, there
Artifact #2 Lester Bowles Pearson was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat. Lester B Pearson was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963 to April 20, 1968. Pearson was one of the most known Prime Ministers of Canada for winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957. He won the award for his organization and contribution to the United Nations Emergency Force in response to Suez Canal Crisis where Egypt was invaded by Israel in 1956, followed by France and the United Kingdom. Lester B Pearson also made humanitarian strides within Canada by introducing universal healthcare and the Canadian Pension Plan.
With Obamacare the idea of a universal system of healthcare, it is finally obtainable. It is illegal to go without healthcare in the United States. The Affordable Health Care Act, implemented by the Obama Administration in 2014, gave healthcare to all individuals in the United States. The Obamacare Individual Mandate forces Obamacare under penalty of law. If a person does not apply for Obamacare, and therefore, have no healthcare.
That’s a strange concept because most people believe paying more, gets you more. However, these numbers shine a new light on this idea, of paying less, for more. What also must be considered in the above photo is the price: all the costs of the health insurances have been converted into U.S dollars, so in other the U.S amount, it would take to buy those health insurances. ← coherency It is pretty shocking to see the U.S so far behind many of those countries listed. But, there is still a population gap between the U.S and all those countries listed.
The National Health Insurance model: Since both of the above mentioned models is so widely implemented and successful in their own way, there is a third model which is “the best of both worlds”. This is called the National Health Insurance Model. In this model the private sector pays premiums into a government insurance fund which in turn uses private health insurance providers. Doctors and other staff members’ salaries are determined and paid by the government which leads to patients not having to pay for any basic medical services.
POLICY ALTERNATIVES The universal principle of health care delivery is that, those with the most need should receive the most care. However, this is not being reflected in the access of dental care across Canada. When compared to other OECD nations, Canada ranks the poorest performers in terms of equity in dental care.3 Access to dental care is adversely affected by low socioeconomic status, and therefore any policy alternative proposed should help improve access to dental care in Canada, irrespective of the socio-economic status of the residents.
Introduction The Canadian health care system has many gaps that need to be filled in in order to improve lives of thousands of Canadians in need. The topic that I have chosen to study is mental health. Mental health is very important as 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental health issue or have an addiction problem (Mental Health Commission of Canada). Mental health is defined as an individual’s state of well-being and ability to cope with the stress of everyday life, in their own way which can lead to essential contributions within and towards their community (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, 2013). It is important to understand that a mental hardship does not only affect the individual but also effects on the community, and
There is a deep relationship between socioeconomics and its challenges with the wellbeing of the people. “Socioeconomic status is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. It is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. Examinations of socioeconomic status often reveal inequities in access to resources, plus issues related to privilege, power and control. ”(teacher power point).