If the provinces increased provincial spending, they’d either have to raise taxes or run larger budget deficits.
cost of health care
The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.
Last year, Ontarians waited (on average) 29.7 weeks for orthopedic surgery.
Provincial and territorial governments spent about $157 billion on health care last year.
In 2017, wait times cost the Canadian economy an estimated $1.9 billion—roughly $1,800 per person waiting.
Canada ranks among the world’s top spenders, but ranks poorly on several important health-care indicators.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.