Universal health-care systems in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia include private insurers and/or providers.
health care wait times
In the Commonwealth Fund’s rankings of health-care systems, Canada scored a dismal ninth out of 11 countries.
New survey corroborates troubling health-care wait-times trend.
Single-payer health-care systems are often only able to lower costs by rationing services.
The California State Senate recently voted for a universal health-care system in the state.
More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.
Last year’s estimated average wait between referral to treatment in Alberta was 22.9 weeks.
In 2016, B.C. patients waited 25.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment after referral from a GP.