Healthcare in Canada

#1 16 May 2012 15:03:14

Julien
Julien
Grand Baie

Healthcare in Canada

Hi,

how does the healthcare system works in Canada ? Is it efficient ?

What are the main differences between public and private sectors?

Is it recommended to purchase private health insurance in Canada?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience !

Julien

#2 16 May 2012 16:53:39

Suzie Que

Re: Healthcare in Canada

hi julien
we have provincial health care
we pay a portion of same via monthly payroll deductions
there's a shortage of general practitioners in cda, so some regions of canada do not have enough docs
getting in to see a specialist of any kind without a personal connection, can take months
so yes, it is good to have health care
we don't face bills when admitted to hospital etc
but more people are supplementing their healthcare with private clinics...usually executives acquire this via their remuneration etc.
i know some folks who live in toronto but when then needed an mri etc went to buffalo where you can purchase the scan in a matter of days; so we do have issues
i'm not versed in blue cross or other independent insurers but again know contractors who purchase it as you really do not want to be unable to pay for prescriptions or have dental work done when needed.
cheers,

#4 26 May 2012 06:10:38

cwilde
cwilde
Toronto

Re: Healthcare in Canada

Our health care is free, but you have the option to pay for private clinics as well... No need to go to the states as you can get the same treatment here in Canada..

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