The Canadian Medicare System

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Medicare is Canada’s publicly funded health care system. The federal government establishes the principles and guidelines under Medicare is delivered and provides funding to the provinces/territories. Each province and territory is responsible for their own health care insurance plan. Having this system in place it allows for all Canadian residents to receive reasonable access to medically necessary services from the hospital and physicians without paying out of their pocket. Tommy Douglas was the driving force to bring government funded health care to Saskatchewan residents in 1946. December 1966 is when the federal Medicare legislation was implemented across Canada but took till 1972 for all the provinces to be fully implemented. If I
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