By Stephen Duckett Comments Off on What Canada can learn from Australia on health care Australia, Australian Medicare, Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, cost of drugs, drug cost, Drug coverage, health care spending, Healthcare spending, medicare, Pharmaceutical
As Canadians, we are proud of our universal healthcare system, which provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need and not ability to pay. Unfortunately, our health system falls short when it comes to prescription medication.
How much should the federal government pay towards health care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments.
Surveys and polls often show Canadians are proud of our universal health system, which provides publicly funded care for doctor and hospital services. Canadians don’t have to worry about filing for bankruptcy to get care for themselves or their families when they need it.