Ottawa’s rules make health care worse

We’ve seen decades of policy paralysis, with provinces constantly under threat of penalty for exploring policy options

Ottawa’s rules make health care worseBy Bacchus Barua and Nadeem Esmail The Fraser Institute What makes health care in our country uniquely Canadian? It’s certainly not the goal to ensure universal access to care regardless of ability to pay. That goal is shared by at least 28 other high-income countries around the world. It’s certainly not that our universal health-care…

Private health care plays important role in other countries

As other countries demonstrate, universal health care can successfully include for-profit providers

Private health care plays important role in other countriesBy Nadeem Esmail and Bacchus Barua The Fraser Institute Defenders of Canada's health system have long argued that there are only two valid policy options: we can have a universal health-care system dominated by government or a system where private, for-profit insurers and hospitals are present but universality is unattainable. The truth, however, is that universal…