Hospitalization is an uncalled-for situation where a patient would be admitted to a hospital after visiting the hospital. This could bring a financial burden on the patient. in this article, we are discussing whether or not hospitalization is free in Canada.
In Canada, public health care is funded by taxes, and basic health care services such as hospital visits and medical treatment are provided for free. All Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for government health insurance.
Is hospitalization free in Canada?
If you go to the hospital, you must have insurance, including provincial universal health insurance, or you must pay cash for the treatment.
If you are a lawful permanent resident of Canada, you will have provincial health insurance and will not have to pay anything out of pocket, but the treatment you receive will not be free. That coverage is paid for through your taxes.
What medical care is free in Canada?
The universal healthcare system covers essential medical visits, such as doctors’ visits, hospital services (surgeries, both in-patient, and out-patient), prescription drugs provided in hospitals, and immunizations.
The government health insurance program only covers Canadian citizens and permanent residents. You must have a provincial health insurance card from your home province or territory.
How does Canada fund free healthcare?
Each provincial and territorial health insurance plan covers medically necessary hospital and doctors’ services that are provided on a pre-paid basis, without direct charges at the point of service. The provincial and territorial governments fund these services with assistance from federal cash and tax transfers.
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