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What kind of healthcare can you get in Canada?

Is it free or significantly cheaper than America?

Asked By: - 5/31/2012
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Canada has universal healthcare that's prepaid by taxation... More
Answered By: Shawn Robin - 5/31/2012
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If you are referring to the Canadian universal health care it isn't free. It is a system of top notch medical health care which is paid for through the taxes Canadian citizens pay to the government. It is not free, never was, is not now and never will be... More
Answered By: Ruth - 5/31/2012
 
Each province runs an insurance pool funded by taxes and a small annual or monthly fee collected with taxes, mine is about $300 per year. All residents are covered for doctors, hospitals, tests, treatments and medications in hospitals. Seniors get meds for a small fee. You just show the card at the doctor's office or... More
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Answered By: thinkingtime - 5/31/2012
 
Its not free. Its paid through indirectly by taxes. However its much cheaper and it doesn't make the individual person broke unlike where you live.
Answered By: Crow - 5/31/2012
 
There is a public mandatory plan that is of low or no cost to the individual. Different provinces have different fees for the PLAN. Most of the cost is paid from taxes on ALL... More
Answered By: Rona Lachat - 5/31/2012
 
Do you mean what health care services are available? The same ones that are available in any modern country. Do you mean which ones are covered by the universal health care plans? Almost anything that's medically necessary. It isn't free, though in some provinces there is no premium to pay. It's paid for by taxation so... More
Answered By: Karen L - 5/31/2012
 
My healthcare is 100% free. As in, I don't pay anything to go to the doctor. If I have a sniffle I can go to the doctor and it won't cost me anything (except the doctor wondering why I came in for such a trivial thing). The only thing that costs me money are perscriptions, but some of them are covered by Pharmacare and... More
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Answered By: Ashes - 5/31/2012
 
Canadians don't pay when they access medical services. Non Canadians must pay and I actually have no idea how much it would cost. It does have a few kinks - most people complain about wait times for non emergency services fo example , but almost all Canadians prefer it to the American system.
Answered By: Chris I - 5/31/2012
 
the kind i don't pay a dime for.
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Answered By: TheDoctor - 6/1/2012
 
You don't have to pay when you visit a doctor or hospitalized, just pay ~ 30% the amount of prescription + monthly fees ~ 15$
Answered By: ? - 6/2/2012
 
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