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Future of Health Care in Canada

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Where do you see the Canandian Health Care System in the Future?

Will Canadian Health Care System effect taxpayer in the future? How?

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Over 900 words discussing possible options for Canada's health care system moving forward. Specific attention is given to the debate of private versus public health care.

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Hi there,

This is a very broad question and an interesting one. As a Canadian, I hear about the issues regarding the future of health care in Canada almost daily. If you reside in Canada, then I'm sure that you do too.

I am happy to suggest to you some ideas and resources to help you create an answer for this assignment. Please keep in mind that this is an opinion piece, so please feel free to voice your own ideas (with proper evidence from the literature).

A major document that you should consult is the Romanow Report (The Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada). This was an immense document created in 2002 to address many of the same ideas that your professor has asked you to explore. It can be found at the following link:


The Romanow Report is quite extensive, so I will outline a few specific areas that I think you should investigate. Feel free to augment any ideas with the level of detail that you require:

- Publicly funded universal health insurance system (Medicare) vs. private delivery.

This is and will likely always be a huge issue in relation to Canadian health care. Currently, taxpayer funded Medicare covers the majority of Canada's health budget. Elective health care (such as cosmetic surgery) and other aspects of care are paid by private means like health insurance companies or simply out of pocket by patients. It has been estimated that 70% of health care costs in Canada are taxpayer ...

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