Health Sciences 1002A/B Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Canada Health Act, Roy Romanow, Flexner Report

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Week 2: universal access to medical care as a determinant of health. The development of national health insurance in canada part 2. Key concepts: medicare, private vs public health insurance, welfare state, tommy douglas, emmett hall, roy romanow, doctors strike, romanow commission, canada health act (cha, human development index (hdi, primary health care, hale, neo-liberalism, medicare paradox, beveridge report, extra-billing. What is meant by the health care system : publicly funded, health insurance plans: system of interlocking, medicare: own medical plans, all administrated and developed by the government. Origins of canada"s health care system: indigenous healing systems > earliest forms of health care" in canada, 19th cent. Epidemic going to hit canada: first time federal government to do something about. Created own board, set standards for medical practice- medicine became self regulated. Created own licensing system, who can and cant be a doctor. Established laws and regulations prohibited other practitioners to practice: social position and power:

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