Canadian Medicare did not start out as a national institution. It started in one province, Saskatchewan, and spread to others over the years.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) the quality of health insurance plans in the United States has gone down, while premiums have gone way up.
Canadian health-care bureaucrats will likely be asked to explain Canada’s single-payer system to U.S. campaigns.
Long wait times costs Canadians time and money.
Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.
American presidential candidates who want to emulate elements of the Canadian model invite significant negative unintended consequences.
Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.
France spends slightly less (as a percentage of GDP) on health care than Canada, and has a higher number of physicians and hospital beds, and lower wait times.
The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.
Survey found 70 per cent of Canadian primary care doctors thought their patients often experienced long wait times to see a specialist—the worst showing of any country surveyed.
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