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Public-private partnerships the norm in higher-performing universal health-care systems

The median wait time in Ontario last year (21.6 weeks) was more than twice as long as the 9.1-week wait in 1993.

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Canadian patients want other options outside crumbling health-care system

Countries such as Switzerland, Germany and Australia either partner with their private sector or use it as a pressure-valve for the public system.

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Alberta should learn from other higher-performing universal health-care systems

The province's average wait time for health care grew from 18.5 weeks in 2008 to 33.5 weeks in 2023.

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B.C. government sends patients to U.S. while fighting private options in B.C.
The total wait between referral to treatment for oncology in B.C. is now about twice as long as the Canadian average.

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Ottawa’s new dental care benefit offers lessons for health-care reform

Among universal health-care countries, Canada ranks poorly on several key indictors including number of hospital beds.

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Provinces should learn from Quebec and expand use of private health-care clinics

Participating hospitals have reduced wait times to well below the provincial average.

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Courts mandate socialism to promote ‘fundamental justice’

According to the court, we must have equal distribution of medical resources, even if that prevents you from obtaining private care that would save your life.