Presentation Title

How Canadian Healthcare Holds Compared to the Best in the World

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Abstract

Canadians have been proud of their healthcare for a long time. They see it as a part of the Canadian identity and put it on the top of the priority list. The problem is that the healthcare that we get is often near the bottom in terms of services for the price paid when compared to many other countries. Canada does not cover prescription drugs with a pharmacare, nor does it have dental or other comprehensive coverage like others. In fact, Canada is the only country with universal healthcare that does not have universal drug coverage. In this presentation I will draw on literature to go over the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian healthcare, and use world indicators to compare it to other countries like the UK and France. Through a policy analysis and an examination of some comparative ideas such as preventative healthcare versus reactive care, the argument will be made that Canada can do more with the money that is currently spent on healthcare.

Department

Political Studies

Faculty Advisor

Terry Kadding

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How Canadian Healthcare Holds Compared to the Best in the World

Canadians have been proud of their healthcare for a long time. They see it as a part of the Canadian identity and put it on the top of the priority list. The problem is that the healthcare that we get is often near the bottom in terms of services for the price paid when compared to many other countries. Canada does not cover prescription drugs with a pharmacare, nor does it have dental or other comprehensive coverage like others. In fact, Canada is the only country with universal healthcare that does not have universal drug coverage. In this presentation I will draw on literature to go over the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian healthcare, and use world indicators to compare it to other countries like the UK and France. Through a policy analysis and an examination of some comparative ideas such as preventative healthcare versus reactive care, the argument will be made that Canada can do more with the money that is currently spent on healthcare.