Why does private health care lengthen public wait times?

Just like an umbrella on a rainy day, our public health care system has us covered. But in recent years there has been increased privatization of our public system and that hurts all of us. Patients are being billed unlawfully, unnecessary medical tests are being performed to increase profits, and medical resources are being sent to the private system resulting in longer wait times for the rest of us.

Canadians clearly don’t want U.S. style health care. We have all heard stories of people going bankrupt over outrageous medical bills or losing their homes and savings after treatment for a loved one. But not everyone knows the strain for-profit clinics put on our public health care system here in Canada.

That’s why we created the animated video below. Using the example of a grocery store, we explain the impact of adding a “private express lane” to our health care system.

Please take a moment to watch the video and share it.


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Canadian Health Coalition