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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.


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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. can tackle health-care wait times by learning from more successful universal systems

According to the province’s official figures, at least 88,300 patients continue to languish on surgical wait lists.


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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.