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Canada must rethink restrictions on private health insurance—for the sake of patients
Politicians and bureaucrats have less incentive to adopt innovations than private-sector organizations.

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'Medicare for All' proponents should heed Canada’s health-care woes

The Swiss, Dutch and German systems rely on consumers buying from many private insurers.

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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.