Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:The Canadian Health Care System (MEDICARE) Similar to the NHS Taxpayer-funded Universal coverage Different from the NHS Nationwide and regional funding Federal government cannot run regional health care plans Limitations on private health insurance 17
Slide notes:Like the United Kingdom, Canada provides taxpayer-funded, universal health care coverage for its citizens and permanent residents. As mentioned earlier, Canada's national health insurance program is often referred to as "MEDICARE, in all capital letters. But unlike the United Kingdom, the Canadian Constitution states that the federal government cannot run regional health care plans. As a result, each of Canadas ten provinces and three territories runs its own health care plan. Funding for these multiple single-payor plans comes primarily from the federal government, but regional governments also contribute to the costs. Canadian public health care has more variety between regions than the public health care plan in the United Kingdom. The Canadian plan also has some unique limitations on what private health insurance covers. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 17