Canadian Health Care System is one of the few areas the country is proud of. Most of the medicines being sold are produced in Canada, but plenty of them have worthy equivalents that are called «generic». Their price may be 20-80% lower.
Not always but usually medical insurance covers all the expenses. In Canada the health service is represented by the all-in insurance program and provides every member of Canadian society with the main types of treatment: out-patient treatment, home treatment (nurses and nannies) and hospital treatment. Moreover, Canadian Pharmacy Mall is not just a medical service, the definition is much wider. It is based on justice and compassion towards old people, people with disability and mental disabilities.
At first sight there is nothing special here but every medical system consists of 2 parts: funding and medical service delivery. The originality of the Canadian Pharmacy Mall is the existence of the registered private enterprises providing medical services for almost 90% of Canadian residents. Besides, physicians buy not only a business license, but a special medical license giving them the rights to work absolutely autonomously and have a good profit. But they still receive a salary from the state, more concretely – from the MSP (medical service plan) – State National Insurance Company, in other words. The exclusion is some especial services like dental prosthesis, hypersonic diagnostics, artificial insemination, abortion, eye and cosmetic surgery. The price for such cases is incredibly high, but there are some insurance companies being able to cover them on.
As for the funding, 95% are public, the country state does it not for having a profit, but for the Canadian society itself – for its well-being and stability. The fact is that the medicine is a knowingly non- profitable investment as well as all the other government programs: the roads construction, the space exploration, public transport, etc. As soon as medical funding becomes lucrative, the aim will be not to help society, but to get the maximum profit.
Of course, it is rather good that the government controls the pricing policy in health care, but, on the other hand, such strict sanctions result in an outflow of physicians to the USA. And when the ruling parti starts to use actual problems of medicine in their political games, no one is the winner: both the doctors and patients suffer. This is not only a social but a philosophical problem asking for resolution as soon as possible.