The province expects to receive more than $6 billion from Ottawa via the Canada Health Transfer this year.
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In Sweden, patients usually pay a nominal fee for family doctor appointments.
The Canada Health Act severely limits the ability of provinces to innovate and experiment with health-care policy.
Research has repeatedly shown that money isn’t the problem—the problem is the value we get for our money.
For elective surgery, 99 per cent of Germans reported waiting less than four months compared to 62 per cent of Canadians.
Since 1999, the provincial government increased health-care spending by more than 78 per cent.
Hospitals currently view patients as costs that eat into the budget.
Canada already ranked among the highest health-care spenders in the world before the pandemic.
Eighteen per cent of Canadians reported waiting four months or more for elective surgery compared to zero per cent in Germany.