Doing time on a health-care waiting list is pure loss—no one gains from your waiting.
Last year, Ontarians waited (on average) 29.7 weeks for orthopedic surgery.
Alberta ranks 5th among provinces for availability of physicians.
In Germany, individuals can opt out of the public plan and buy private insurance.
Last year, an estimated 1,082,541 Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment.
A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.
Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.