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More successful universal health-care countries employ some form of cost-sharing

In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.


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B.C. court denies patients the ability to seek private care

Patients in the province waited 26.2 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2021.


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Canada’s long-term care system lacks choice and competition

Policymakers in Canada should learn how other countries with older populations are mitigating demographic challenges.


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Campaign fearmongering on health care ignores experiences of other universal care countries
Last year, 62 per cent of patients in Canada waited more than four months for a specialist appointment compared to 31 per cent in the Netherlands.

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McNeil government should allow private sector to help reduce surgery backlog

Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.


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Canada must rethink restrictions on private health insurance—for the sake of patients
Politicians and bureaucrats have less incentive to adopt innovations than private-sector organizations.

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Private health insurance, not government bureaucracy, spurs health-care innovation

In Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom, private insurance allows patients a wider choice of providers and faster access to health care.