Canada 's National Healthcare System Essay
As Medicare continued to evolve from the legislations passed in 1957, the high costs for medical services lead most citizens and more liberal minded health professionals to agree that having a system like this was for the benefit of society as a whole. In 1966, Allan MacEachen was appointed as Minister of National Health and Welfare.(Canadian Museum of History). He believed that:
...all Canadians should be able to obtain health services of high quality according to their need for such services and irrespective of their ability to pay. We believe that the only practical and effective way of doing this is through a universal, prepaid, government-sponsored scheme. (Canadian Museum of History).
The New Democratic Party…