A national formulary—essentially a list of drugs—is unlikely to match the comprehensive lists covered by private insurance plans.
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Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.
In 2016, patients in Canada could expect to wait 20 weeks between GP referral and treatment.
The federal health minister seems aware that policy innovation—not more money—is necessary to improve Canadian health care.
Our health-care system is expensive, delivers poor-to-modest results, and fails to achieve many of its laudable aspirations.