Health Care

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Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association, is currently fighting to allow private treatment for patients.


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Aspects of the Canada Health Act discourage provinces from emulating policies found in Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.


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The average Canadian family can expect to pay $11,494 this year for public health care.

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Canada’s premiers are meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon this week and health-care transfers from Ottawa may be high on the agenda.


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Canada will increasingly be an outlier among developed countries.


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Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.


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Other countries deliver high-performing universal health care at similar (or lower costs) than in Canada.

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High level of spending has not yielded high value in return—Canada has some of the longest wait times for treatment in the developed world.


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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.


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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.


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