The balance between the public and private in the Medicarein Other (Other) by vomms
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The balance between the public and private in the Medicare system. What does this mean? Reflecting on specific examples from our course, outline some of the challenges of moving to a more privatized system. How would race, class, and gender fit within these challenges?
Implemented in 1972, the universal medical insurance system in Canada provided equal healthcare to all Canadian citizens, regardless of social differences such as class, age, race, gender, or previous health records. Additionally, it was portable across provinces, included all medical and surgical services, and was run on a non-profit basis. In 1984, the Canada Health Act increased accessibility, thereby making the healthcare costs split equally between the provincial and federal governments, thus allowing income to be...