The healthcare in Canada is known far and wide for being accessible and of high quality. Canadian healthcare is either free or for a minimal fee, depending on the rules of the province. Canada has provided socialized medicine to its residents and citizens for many years, and is known as being the best run medical system in North America. When the United States converted its medical system to Obamacare and made healthcare more socialized, it was largely modeling its new system on the Canadian system. Canadian healthcare even comes with a zero dollar premium for low income individuals. Regardless of age, income, status or any other demographic qualifier, Canadian healthcare serves its residents and citizens with total healthcare coverage.
Canadian doctors are known as some of the best in the world. Doctors who study in Canada are welcome anywhere in the world for employment. One negative side of the Canadian healthcare system is that it has a hard time retaining its best doctors. Socialized healthcare pays socialized income to doctors, which is much less impressive than the privatized medical salaries in the United States and other countries where healthcare is more privatized. This makes the doctor to patient ratio somewhat strained. However, the doctors who do represent Canadian medical practices are of the best caliber and have a worldwide reputation for accuracy and knowledge. This applies to Canada’s mental health care provisions as well, which are not always covered by socialized insurance, but which are made as accessible as possible to the people.
The Canadian healthcare system is not perfect. Some people criticize it for modeling some of its practices after the privatized system of the United States. For example, a variety of specialized health insurance policies are available to Canadians which gives them access to healthcare services that are not included in their provincial healthcare, some of which are arguably quite necessary. This is an impetus for people to invest heavily into private insurance instead of solely relying on their government provided healthcare. While some criticize this measure, others, who are fans of capitalism, praise this initiative.