Summary: The Canadian Health Care System

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As a Canadian citizen the one thing many take for granted is our Canadian health care system. Unlike the United States we luxuriate in a publicly funded system run by the provincial and federal government, so we rarely have to pay out of pocket for our medical needs as our system is run on needs and not wealth. However the changing demographics in Canada leaves us with a funding gap of $537 billion for healthcare which could mean large increases of taxes for Canadians, reductions in the availability of medical services, or privatization of our healthcare system (Esmail, 2013). As stated in John Rawls “A Theory of Justice” despite the price of our “free” healthcare inevitably going to rise; we must abide by our social contract of equal access

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