The False Promise of Canada’s Health Care System

Posted on September 23, 2019 10:33 am
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Canada’s socialized health care is a failure, as measured against the service the government promised to provide.

Tom Kent, the senior government policy person when the Medical Care Act was passed in 1966, described the government’s objective: “The aim of public policy was quite clearly and simply … to make sure that people could get care when it was needed without regard to other considerations.”

However, according to a Fraser Institute survey, the median waiting time for patients in Canada from a referral by a general practitioner to the date of actual treatment, was 19.8 weeks in 2018, compared