Sasktel Essay

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Marsha Watson prepared this case under the supervision of Elizabeth M.A. Grasby solely to provide material for class discussion.
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This universal health-care system was funded primarily through personal and corporate taxation, with private donations accounting for about a quarter of the funding. Roles and responsibilities for Canada’s healthcare system were shared between the federal and provincial-territorial governments. Under the Canada
Health Act (CHA), federal health insurance legislation, criteria and conditions had to be satisfied by the provincial and territorial health-care insurance plans in order for them to qualify for funding. Health
Canada was the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. Provincial and territorial governments were
responsible for the management, organization and delivery of health services for their residents.


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