Under Medicare in the U.S., private insurers compete to offer coverage within regions.
Last year’s estimated average wait between referral to treatment in Alberta was 22.9 weeks.
In 2016, B.C. patients waited 25.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment after referral from a GP.
Canadians have long suffered through long wait times for health care.
Every province in Canada has a prescription drug insurance program for low-income and vulnerable citizens.
The FDA is fundamentally reforming its drug approval process.
Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.
Reform proposal misrepresents the nature of the global market and role of intellectual property.
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