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Kenney government postpones reforms despite COVID-related surgery backlog

Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.


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Private sector helping address physician scarcity in the U.S.

A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.


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Ford health-care plan falls well short of what’s needed

Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.


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The private cost of health-care queues in Canada

In 2017, wait times cost the Canadian economy an estimated $1.9 billion—roughly $1,800 per person waiting.


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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.