The Check-Off: A precursor of medicare in Canada?

McAlister, Chryssa; Twohig, Peter
December 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/6/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 12, p1504
Academic Journal
Provides information on Check-Off, a mandatory system of health care insurance in Canada whereby deductions were made from miners' wages for a subscription to physician services, medications and hospital care. Way the Check-Off was arranged; Information on negotiating Check-Off medical fees; Significance of the Check-Off system to young men, especially those married with children.


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