Canada’s Universal Health-Care System: Achieving Its Potential

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(Abstracted from Lancet 2018;391:1718–1735)Canada’s universal publicly funded health care system, known as Medicare, was founded on the principle that access should be determined by need rather than ability to pay. Medicare is an importance source of collective pride in Canada as a universal health coverage model that provides access to physicians and hospital services through 13 tax-funded insurance plans.

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