HSCI 130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Canada Health Act, Health Care In Canada, Health System
Defining feature: universal & publicly financed health insurance for medically necessary hospital & physical services. Financing, management, delivery of health services: federal. Health services delivery to veterans, native canadians living on reserves, military personnel, inmate of federal penitentiaries, & the rcmp. 1947: sas introduces public insurance for hospital care. 1957: can implements hospital & diagnostic services act. 1961: all provinces/territories have public insurance plan for hospital care. 1964: hall commission recommends comprehensive & universal medicare system including physician care & prescription drugs. 1972: all provinces/territories have expanded public insurance plans to include physician services. 1977: federal government abandons commitment to pay 50% of health care costs. 1980: second hall commission recommends abolishing extra- billing and user fees. 2000: federal government agreed to provide new funds. 2003: federal government again increased funding to provinces. 2004: 10-year plan, mainly directed at wait times and pharmacare. Public administration- services administrated at a provincial level.