universal health care

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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 policymakers should learn from Australia’s health-care system

Australia’s health-care system outperformed Canada’s on many measures including the availability of physicians and hospital beds.


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Federal government embraces co-payments and ‘dual billing’ for dental care—but not health care

Ottawa's plan won’t replace existing provincial and territorial programs that already cover some oral health services.


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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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Alberta government must stand up to Ottawa to fix health care

The province's health-care wait times are longer than the national average.


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Canada remains poor performer among countries with universal health care

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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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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Alberta’s bureaucratic shuffle bears little resemblance to necessary health-care reforms

Australia, Switzerland and Germany all deliver more timely universal care with comparable levels of spending to Canada.