canada health act

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Ottawa’s rules make health care worse

Canada ranks among the world’s top spenders, but ranks poorly on several important health-care indicators.

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Canadian health care—big bills, terrible system

Private for-profit hospitals comprise 39 per cent of hospitals in Australia and 43 per cent in Germany.

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More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.

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If provincial finance ministers are convinced they require more funding for health care, they have the ability to raise that revenue themselves.

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Aspects of the Canada Health Act discourage provinces from emulating policies found in Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

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Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.