Unlike in the United States, health insurance in Canada is provided through a publicly funded health care system. This system was set up by the Canada Health Act in 1984. The Canada Health Act specifies the conditions and criteria with which the provincial and territorial health insurance programs must conform in order to receive federal transfer payments. Most of the money for the health care system in Canada comes from income taxes, although some provinces may change additional fees to raise money.
As a result, health care in Canada is mostly free and has most services provided by private entities. For example, when you go to a doctor in Canada, the