While Democrats Push for Government Health Care, Canadians Wait Nearly 5 Months for Treatment


By Sally Pipes
Washington Examiner, Jan. 9, 2019

Last year, Canadians waited a median of almost 20 weeks to receive specialist treatment after being referred by a general practitioner, according to a new report from The Fraser Institute. Canada’s single-payer system, which prohibits private insurance for medically necessary procedures, is a prime example of the pitfalls of total government control. Experience is much the same in the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system. As of September, more than 4 million people were waiting for routine treatments. That’s a drastic increase from 2011, when 2.6 million patients were waiting. Some American politicians want to import these waits stateside. Click here to read more.