If provincial finance ministers are convinced they require more funding for health care, they have the ability to raise that revenue themselves.
In 2014, Canadian physicians reported that patients faced an 18.2 week wait from referral by a general practitioner to receipt of treatment.
Some Americans are ordering EpiPens from so-called “Canadian” Internet pharmacies.
When stacked up against countries with similar health care goals, namely universal coverage, it quickly becomes apparent that Canada's health care system is not worth emulating. While we're a top spender, we have among the longest waiting lists, low levels of medical technologies and perhaps the problem that hits closest to home, a short supply of doctors.
Doctors have a professional monopoly on prescribing drugs, and the professions leaders are right to worry about doctors who abuse this authority by co-signing prescriptions for patients whom they have never examined.