To be Canadian is a wonderful title to have. Canada is a pretty vast country, its surface area is about 10 million km². Even with this huge area, Canada sits at a lonely 36 million people, countries many times smaller than it have more people. However, with this population comes many nice factors. What it means to be Canadian is to have rights, job opportunities, and health care.
Canada has had several things that have made it a good country to live in. In the first half of the twentieth century, Canada fought in many battles during the World Wars that had a positive impact on the world. On top of that, there are many Canadians that made notable changes in Canada and the rest of the world. Lastly, Canadians have created technologies that are very important to the way we live today. After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of.
The health care system provides benefits for Canadians such as covering costs for doctor’s visits, treatments and basically all care besides medical drugs. Likewise, this program was also very successful and effective therefore it still is apart of one of the many benefits given to
Canada has a little piece of almost every culture in the world, shown through the large amount of people moving to Canada from every continent in the world. The multitude of cultures is displayed through the plethora of festivals held throughout the country every year, such as the Folk Fest, Edmonton Food Festival, Heritage Festival and the International Film Festival, all bringing in various cultures and traditions from around the world. Canada has all of these festivals due to the large amount of immigration that was even shown in Anita Rau Badami’s essay my Canada, when she and her husband had moved from India to Vancouver. Canada is one if not the most desirable countries to immigrate to, not only for the living conditions but because of the ability to keep your culture and not have to assimilate to a “Canadian” culture. Thanks to immigration Canada has become a great model country to look at for cultural diversity and cultural acceptance that any country can look at and try to model in their own
Accessibilities to these kinds of services increase the overall health of the general population. With healthier people means longer life expectancies and an overall boost of the economy. It is well proven in medical studies that in a universal health care system, the standard of living of each individual is increased. Studies show that people living healthier lives allows for them to maximize their contribution to society. It is also known that Canadian citizens have the longest life expectancies in the world, higher than the United States of America by three percent. The one major difference between the Canadian health care system and the American health care system is that is that they have a privatized health care system. A documentary such as “Sicko directed by Michael Moore” demonstrates the crisis of American citizens without health care coverage. Canada’s universal health care system ensures those who cannot pay for health to not suffer, contrary to the Sicko
It is a system which all Canadians are proud of. “Medicare’s basic principles embody how Canadians wish to both see themselves and distinguish their nation from a powerful, and at times overwhelming, continental neighbor ”(Shevell,2012,p.35). They did it. Nowadays, in the United States, there are only 48 million American who are able to enjoy medical treatment(Celeste& Roxanne, 2013). Furthermore, Medicare also brought benefits not only to local people but also immigrants. It protected their rights and encouraged them to better adapt their new life in Canada. Immigrants do not feel discrimination in this country since they are able to enjoy the equal medical service treatment as the local. To sum up, Medicare did exert positive and profound influence on
Canada enjoys the benefits of a “universal” insurance plan funded by the federal government. The idea of having a publicly administered, accessible hospital and medical services with comprehensive coverage, universality and portability has its own complex history, more so, than the many challenges in trying to accommodate the responsibility of a shared-cost agreement between federal and provincial governments. (Tiedemann, 2008) Canada’s health care system has gone through many reforms, always with the intent to deliver the most adequate health care to Canadians. The British North American Act, Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act, Saskatchewan’s Medical Care Act, and the Canada Health Act are four Acts that have played an important
Canada is known for its amazing healthcare and it is considered one of the best in the world. In Canada, healthcare is ‘universal’ to its citizens under the Heath Care Act. However, not everyone has equal access to healthcare, Aboriginals being some of them. Aboriginals have trouble getting the access they need because of socio-economic status, geography, lack of infrastructure and staff, language or cultural barriers an more.
Different diversities of many human populations believe Canada is one of the best places to live in. What is their reason for this belief? Canada is home to many citizens who take pride in their identities that set them apart from other people. Social, economic, and political factors can influence the identities of many Canadians today.
Canada is one of the countries with the most significant economic and human development in the world. Their rules of living are among the highest in the world, and it is not uncommon to find some of their cities among the reviews that mark them as the best on the planet to live in. But that 's only part of the reality.
Canada is a strong country backed up by even stronger people. The fact that it surpassed the U.S.A, which was considered the 4th best country to live in, shows how much potential this country has with its extraordinary health care services and its fundamental freedoms. It also shows how Canada puts its citizens first above everything else and realizes that it is not perfect, and thus strives to improve its nature, relationships, and lifestyles with
Canada is a very diverse country. Meaning there is are people from all over the world. Immigration is a huge part of Canada, and Canada wouldn’t be the same without it. There are a lot of people who immigrate to Canada from all over the world for many different reasons. A lot of the people who are here now, were not originally from Canada. We all have stories on how and why we came here. In this report, I will tell you the story of how my family came to Canada from Malaysia. My family’s immigration story is made up of push and pull factors, how they came, and how they adapted. This is my family’s immigration story.
This paper will discuss certain social determinants of health and how they affect the health of Canadians. Social determinants of health (SDH) are financial and social conditions that impact the health of people and communities. This paper will also examine the article “Rich-Poor Gap is making Canadians sick” by Rob Rainer and Linda Silas, which discusses the difference of income among Canadians and how it affects their health. This article addresses all the SDH, but the one focused on the
As Bernie Sanders once said, “Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege.” Most developed countries choose to live by this quote while the United States of America chooses to go against it. Universal health care has benefits on multiple levels, whether it’s a single individual or the people in a whole. The U.S is one of the few developed countries that doesn’t offer universal health care to their people, yet the U.S spends more than seventeen percent of their GDP on health insurance. Many people believe that universal health care is a simple one solution problem, but the truth is that there are multiple forms of universal health care that provide all citizens with the health insurance they need.
Healthcare is important to our well being, which is why we have free health care. That also means that Canadians have the burden of paying higher taxes in order to have free health care.