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.
health care wait times
Canadian Medicare did not start out as a national institution. It started in one province, Saskatchewan, and spread to others over the years.
Health reform lessons can be learned from Saskatchewan.
In Saskatchewan, wait times for patients waiting more than three months for surgery dropped by 75 per cent.
Canadian health-care bureaucrats will likely be asked to explain Canada’s single-payer system to U.S. campaigns.
Long wait times costs Canadians time and money.
Federal regulations discourage provinces from emulating other countries that deliver universal health care without long wait times.
Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.
Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.