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October 12, 2009

Canadian Health CareA Question of Access

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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2009

Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(10):1384-1386. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.275

Expanding the role of government-funded health insurance is currently the focus of intense debate in the United States.1 In this battle, the successes of the Canadian health care system have been heralded as examples of how a government-funded system could address the issues faced by the United States. At the same time, the failings of the Canadian system have been highlighted by those opposed to the expansion of public health insurance.