An Assessment of Canada’s Healthcare System Weighing Achievements and Challenges

  • Valeria Marina Valle Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Keywords: Canadian healthcare system, Medicare,

Abstract

Canada’s healthcare system has gained great support in the country, but at the same time has sparked a big debate over its main challenges and sustainability. This article weighs both positive and negative aspects of the healthcare system, known as Medicare. It has three sections: the first presents a theoretical framework based on the political economy of healthcare, and a historical context, where the origins of Medicare are addressed. The second part assesses Medicare’s main achievements, and the third analyzes the system’s main challenges. Conclusions and perspectives for the healthcare system follow. 

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Published
2016-12-20
How to Cite
Valle, V. M. (2016). An Assessment of Canada’s Healthcare System Weighing Achievements and Challenges. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 11(2), 193-220. https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2016.b008
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