Fraser Forum

Health Care

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Canadian Medicare did not start out as a national institution. It started in one province, Saskatchewan, and spread to others over the years.


11:47AM
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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.


9:01AM
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Canadian health-care bureaucrats will likely be asked to explain Canada’s single-payer system to U.S. campaigns.


3:03AM
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Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.


10:26AM
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American presidential candidates who want to emulate elements of the Canadian model invite significant negative unintended consequences.


3:00AM
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Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.


3:00AM
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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.


3:00AM
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The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.


11:45AM
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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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