Single-payer health-care systems are often only able to lower costs by rationing services.
The California State Senate recently voted for a universal health-care system in the state.
Albertans wait 22.9 weeks for treatment—five weeks longer than 15 years ago.
More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.