Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada

Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada, 1914–2007 is a new online exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It offers a thorough, reliable and engaging account of the birth and development of Canada's publicly-funded health care system. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in Medicare's past, present and future in Canada:

Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada

7 thoughts on “Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada

  1. What a joke, when you can’t get a family doctor in Quebec and the waiting lines in hospitals for simple things like blood tests are hours long. As someone struggling with illness, it makes me sick to see the country blindly patting itself on the back for something that isn’t working. I believe in the idea, but that is all it is to me, an idea, not a reality.

  2. The Canada Health Act Discriminates Against Injured

    Workers By Excluding Them From “Access To Health Services Without Financial Or Other Barriers” By Excluding “Any Health Services That A Person Is Entitled To And Eligible For Under Any Act Of The legislature Of A Province That Relates To Workers’ Or Workmen’s Compensation” And That This Leaves Injured Workers Vulnerable To Wrongdoing By The Workers Compensation System

  3. Conservative governments play a nasty little trick. They underfund health care and then complain that its underperforming. Perfect excuse to dismantle the system. Anyone who thinks private health care is going to be the solution is deluded.

  4. Nick, do you not try any of your local blood labs?  I am in Ontario and I have gone to a local center and gotten a blood test with only a 5 to 10 minute wait.  Maybe you  need to go to one of the blood labs around your city to get them rather than at the hospital since there is probably more patients there.  I never go to the hospital for blood/urine tests, even when I’ve had an appointment there, I always go to a blood lab elsewhere since the wait time is quite minimal at the local labs.

  5. Nick — In Alberta I never have to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes for a blood test & I never bother to use the appointment system which is available, I get 1 or 2 tests every month…

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