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 Role of Private Insurance Private insurance Available through employers or purchase Supplement for non-covered Medicare services Prohibited from paying for medically necessary services Private insurance payments 30% of Canadas total health care expenditures 24
Slide notes:About two thirds of Canadians purchase private insurance to supplement MEDICARE services. Often, employers offer private insurance as a benefit. Private insurers in Canada cannot legally pay for services already covered by MEDICARE, which makes Canada unique among other nations that provide publically-funded health care. The Canada Health Act limits private insurers in order to keep the system equitable for all. Private health insurance provides approximately thirty percent of Canadian health care expenditures. The other seventy percent comes from public funds. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 24