General Article Healthcare systems around the world

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The current system is known as Medicare and supplements medical expenses for most healthcare required. Any remaining costs are paid for by the individual patient and those who earn above a certain income threshold are subject to an additional 1% tax if they choose to use the public system - encouraging many wealthier people to use private medical care.



A universal system that is mostly free. About 27% of Canadians’ healthcare is paid for via private medical insurance, which covers things such as prescription drugs and dentistry.



A universal healthcare system in which the majority of medical expenses are paid for by the Government - usually 70% - and the rest can be claimed through supplemental medical insurance. Most long-term conditions entitle the patient to claim back 100% of their medical expenses. 



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