Survey found 70 per cent of Canadian primary care doctors thought their patients often experienced long wait times to see a specialist—the worst showing of any country surveyed.
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Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland all have some type of health-care cost-sharing scheme.
Canadians with lower incomes already have access to comprehensive drug coverage. So why are some calling for a national drug program?
In most places, if you spend more, you receive more in goods or services. The glaring exception is Canada's government-run health care system.
In this weeks Throne Speech, the BC government suggested the Canada Health Act be modified to allow the implementation of sensible health policies guided by the more successful health care models in Europe. This statement follows several similar ones from the Alberta government next door. The provincial governments of Alberta and BC seem to have latched on to a reality that others would rather not recognize: the single greatest barrier to the creation of a world-class health care system in Canada is the Act itself.