Among universal health-care countries, Canada ranked 28th out of 30 for the number of physicians available per 1,000 people.
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In 2022, the wait between a specialist visit and treatment was 27.4 weeks.
Canada ranked 28th out of 30 universal health-care countries with 2.8 physicians per 1,000 people.
Canada ranked dead last on timely access to specialists and surgical care.
Ottawa's child-care program simply shifted the form of care away from parents’ preference and towards the government-subsidized option.
A typical family with an average household income of $169,296 will pay an estimated $16,950 for public health care this year.
Canada now has the most expensive universal health-care system in the world.
At the beginning of 2023, at least 645,000 Canadians were waiting for surgery.
The median wait between specialist visit to treatment in the province exceeded what physicians consider reasonable by more than one month.
The Canada Health Act severely limits the ability of provinces to innovate and experiment with health-care policy.