Price of Public Health Care Insurance

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Canada’s health-care gift horse hardly free

Provincial and territorial governments spent about $157 billion on health care last year.

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The notion of “free health care” seems to have gained cult-like status in Canada. This is perplexing given that provincial/territorial government spending on health care (including federal transfers) accounted for 7.1 per cent ($141 billion) of the Canadian economy in 2014.