CANADA’S HEALTH СARE SYSTEM
The health care system in Canada is truly remarkable. It is considered one of the most efficient in the world. The main source of health care funding in Canada are taxes (local, state, and taxes on businesses). Some provinces use taxes on lottery sales, to finance Medicare. However, such income has almost no importance in such a large-scale system financing.
Every citizen of Canada has the so-called Health Insurance Card. It is a medical plastic card, which contains its owner’s signature, home address, insurance number, as well as a photo. It is given to each family member (even to small children). This card is an official document that certifies the identity of the person. This card is issued in the province of your residence. To obtain it, you must simply fill in an application, available at any clinic. Medical insurance in Canada may be obtained three months after entering the country.