CANADA’S UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Canada has provided a federal, publicly funded health care system for several decades. The legislation that formalized the current approach, the Canada Health Act was passed in 1984. Although it has undergone some changes over the years the basic principles remain the same: universal coverage for medically necessary health care services provided on the basis of need, rather than on the ability to pay. This lecture will trace the social, professional and political developments in Canada that led to the passage and implementation of this widely respected “health insurance” regime. It will also illustrate some of the similarities and differences between Canada’s and the United States’ federal and provincial/state governments and some of the social/political issues regarding the delivery of health care services. Given that universal health care is one of the hot topics of debate for the upcoming 2020 election, this is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Q and A will follow the lecture.
Cost: $15 – $20
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 212
Longboat Key, FL