cost of health care

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Canada’s health-care gift horse hardly free

Provincial and territorial governments spent about $157 billion on health care last year.

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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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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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The average unattached Canadian will pay about $4,257 this year, while an average family of four will pay $11,494.

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High level of spending has not yielded high value in return—Canada has some of the longest wait times for treatment in the developed world.