If the provinces increased provincial spending, they’d either have to raise taxes or run larger budget deficits.
The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.
Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.
Cost-sharing payments for health care incentivize patients to make better choices.
Our aging population will put significant pressure on health-care expenditures.
Canada had 2.8 physicians per 1,000 population, ranking 26th out of 28 countries.
Premier Ford wants the federal government to cover 35 per cent of health-care costs, up from 22 per cent.
Canadian health-care authorities must revisit rates of reimbursement for virtual visits.
Ottawa currently provides $40.4 billion to the provinces via the Canada Health Transfer.
Between 1997 and 2019, the cost of public health care for the average Canadian family grew 1.7 times faster than the average income.