Libs Do NOT Want You To Know The Catastrophic BREAKDOWN Of Canadian Healthcare


The progressive left loves to tout the successes of the Canadian health care system, however, as with most things the left views as a success, the reality is far different.

A scathing report has just come out revealing just exactly how much Canadians are being forced to pay for their so-called “free” healthcare coverage. It was very revealing of the deep rooted problems with the system that leftists and progressives want to force on America at the expense of her taxpayers.


According to the Fraser Institute, an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada, many Americans are under the misguided notion that Canadians pay nothing for visits to the doctor or the hospital. Canadians even misunderstand their own system because they do not incur a direct expense for their use of the Candian health care system.

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The Institute states in their report –


“Canadians often misunderstand the true cost of our public health care system. This occurs partly because Canadians do not incur direct expenses for their use of health care, and partly because Canadians cannot readily determine the value of their contribution to public health care insurance.”

The report further revealed –

  • In 2017, the estimated average payment for public health care insurance ranges from $3,994 to $12,410 for six common Canadian family types, depending on the type of family.
  • For the average Canadian family, between 1997 and 2017, the cost of public health care insurance increased 3.2 times as fast as the cost of food, 2.7 times as fast as the cost of clothing, 1.9 times as fast as the cost of shelter, and 1.8 times faster than average income.
  • The 10% of Canadian families with the lowest incomes will pay an average of about $471 for public health care insurance in 2017. The 10% of Canadian families who earn an average income of $63,163 will pay an average of $5,789 for public health care insurance, and the families among the top 10% of income earners in Canada will pay $39,123.




The report asks some very valid and vitally important questions, stating if the Canadian public health-care system is so enviable, as its supporters claim, why are so many Canadians seeking treatment abroad every year?

In 2016, an estimated 63,459 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada, based on data gathered from the Fraser Institute’s Waiting Your Turn survey of physicians, and from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which tracks the numbers of procedures performed in Canada.

Among provinces, British Columbia had the highest proportion (2.4 per cent) of patients who sought treatment abroad last year. In Ontario, an estimated 26,513 patients left the country for treatment, the largest number of patients for a single province.

Nationwide, among all specialties, otolaryngologists (who generally treat diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat) reported the highest proportion of patients (2.1 per cent) travelling abroad for treatment followed closely by neurosurgeons (1.9 per cent).

With so many Canadians travelling abroad and paying to escape our health-care system, an obvious question arises. Why?

There are several potential reasons. Some Canadians may seek treatment abroad due to a lack of available resources or because some procedures are simply not provided in their home province. Others may want to access more advanced health-care technologies in state-of-the-art medical facilities.

And crucially, many Canadians likely go elsewhere for treatment to avoid Canada’s long wait times—the defining characteristic of our health-care system—and the potential subsequent consequences such as a worsening of their condition, disability or even death.

[h/t – Conservative Tribune]

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