Canada’s premiers are meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon this week and health-care transfers from Ottawa may be high on the agenda.
Canada will increasingly be an outlier among developed countries.
Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.
High level of spending has not yielded high value in return—Canada has some of the longest wait times for treatment in the developed world.
Canadian Medicare did not start out as a national institution. It started in one province, Saskatchewan, and spread to others over the years.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) the quality of health insurance plans in the United States has gone down, while premiums have gone way up.
Canadian health-care bureaucrats will likely be asked to explain Canada’s single-payer system to U.S. campaigns.
Long wait times costs Canadians time and money.
Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.
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