The National Health Service is a source of pride for most Britons. The Commonwealth Fund tells us it is the best healthcare system in the world, superior to ours. Here’s a closer look.
Ontario needs innovation in cost-effective care that improves patient outcomes and experience. Health TAPESTRY meets all of these requirements. If its evaluation remains positive, expect the program to scale across the province and nation.
21% of Swiss citizens and 10% of Canadians avoid medically necessary care for economic reasons, suggesting that progressive taxation is the most equitable method to fund health care.
Many Canadians suggest we should look to Sweden for lessons in health care delivery. However, paying the same as Swedes do for health services would increase Ontario’s deficit by more than $40 billion.
Australia’s hybrid system offers a cautionary tale for Canada. The Australian two-tier, private pay model has not improved access to publicly funded health services.