Canadian Medicare deserves its criticism

Esmail, Nadeem
October 2009
Fraser Forum;Oct2009, p8
The article reports on the criticism over the Medicare system in Canada. It argues that the country's health care system deserves its criticism as it fails many Canadians despite substantial increases in health spending and federal cash transfers to provinces in 2008. It presents a 2007 survey which showed that Canadians waited longer time to access medical care compared to patients in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and the U.S.


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