healthcare

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Court ruling locks patients into government-run health care

More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.


11:59AM
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Huge backlog of surgeries underscores need for sweeping health-care reform in B.C.

In 2019, more than 166,000 patients in the province were waiting for treatment after seeing a specialist.


9:54AM
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Kenney government postpones reforms despite COVID-related surgery backlog

Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.


7:50PM
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Alberta should seek more autonomy in health care
Albertans faced a median wait time of 28 weeks compared to a national average of 20.9 weeks.

11:44AM
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U.S. COVID experience highlights risks of centralized management of health care

The mortality rate per 1 million U.S. residents was 196 compared to 30.5 worldwide.


4:11PM
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Health-care reform—less Ottawa, more Alberta (and other provinces)

Canada ranks among the bottom of OECD universal health-care countries for the number of doctors and hospital beds.


10:01AM
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Kenney government should reform health care to shorten wait times and save money

In 2019, Alberta spent significantly more per person on health care than any other large province.


12:56PM
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Nova Scotia’s health-care wait times among longest in Canada

In 2019, patients in Nova Scotia waited 33.3 weeks from referral by a family doctor to treatment.


12:46PM
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More money for health care—careful what you wish for

Ottawa currently provides $40.4 billion to the provinces via the Canada Health Transfer.