Canada has fewer MRI and CT scanners than the average high-income OECD country with universal health care.
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.
Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.
The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.
Nearly every other developed country pursues universal health care through a combination of government, private non-profit and for-profit institutions.