healthcare costs

10:25AM
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Premiers simply demand more money while ignoring possible health-care solutions

If the provinces increased provincial spending, they’d either have to raise taxes or run larger budget deficits.


6:30AM
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Average Canadian family will pay almost $16,000 for health care this year

The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.


1:20PM
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Alberta’s health-care reforms don’t go far enough

Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.


10:08AM
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Canada’s health-care system—the status quo is unsustainable

Our aging population will put significant pressure on health-care expenditures.


11:06AM
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COVID or not—Canada’s health-care system faces major challenges

Canada had 2.8 physicians per 1,000 population, ranking 26th out of 28 countries.


11:09AM
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Ottawa should empower provinces to generate health-care funding

Premier Ford wants the federal government to cover 35 per cent of health-care costs, up from 22 per cent.


11:45AM
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COVID is superspreading convenient health care

Canadian health-care authorities must revisit rates of reimbursement for virtual visits.


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.


8:27AM
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Canadians pay a lot for free health care

Between 1997 and 2019, the cost of public health care for the average Canadian family grew 1.7 times faster than the average income.