universal health care

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Even the U.K. has a robust parallel private system, often used as an alternative to the ailing National Health Service.


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In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.


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In 2016, the median wait to see a specialist for treatment after receiving a referral from a GP was 20 weeks.


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It’s likely no coincidence that countries with cost-sharing programs in place have waiting times that are significantly shorter than those in Canada.


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British Columbia’s health ministry recently announced it will invest $10 million to increase surgical capacity, with an eye on reducing wait times.