Meanwhile, Canada’s ‘Free’ Health Care System Is Also Exploding

“Free” Canadian healthcare is not free, according to a report released Tuesday by noted conservative Canadian think-tank, The Fraser Institute.

The report illuminates that a “typical Canadian family of four will pay $12,057 for health care in 2017—an increase of nearly 70 percent over the last 20 years.”

Canada operates under a medicare system that is understood as single-payer. Not only does the federal government use money from its general revenue to finance this taxpayer-funded health care system, individual provinces also contribute by raising money through special levies that are deducted when Canadians pay their income tax.

  • WalterBannon

    Plus OHIP likes to kill off your parents when they cost Wynne too much money

    • You bet they do.

    • Starlord

      Logan’s run is approaching.

    • Clausewitz

      Father in Law had his knee replacement cancelled. Apparently being over 80 does not fit the rules of the “Doctor’s/Bureaucrats) in Ontario’s death panels. He was told to just tough it out and take an Aspirin. The dude is 83 and still works for the company he founded with my brother in law. I love this man.

  • irishrus

    I wonder what private healthcare insurance would cost for the same family
    Point being we’ll never be allowed to know in long dead Tommy Douglass’s Canada

  • marty_p

    Go and visit any GTA Emergency Ward and look at the people around you. Half of them shouldn’t be in Canada and they haven’t contributed to the economy.

    • Starlord

      So true.

    • Alain

      From personal experience even several years ago prior to the latest invasion of “refugees”, I was the only one in the whole EW who spoke and understood English; the rest were all very elderly “East Indians” who certainly had not lived that long in Canada nor would have contributed to the system. This was a gift of “family reunification”. I shudder to think what it is like now with the mass of 3rd world importations.

      • Clausewitz

        When I was on Dialysis the Nurses used to joke that the clinic I took treatment at was Terminal 4. Every day a new senior from India would show up looking for “free” treatment in Canada under the family reunification act. I’m tired of the government using my tax money to maintain the sucker of the world moniker.

  • irishrus

    Of course, if healthcare didn’t require the Provincial government’s number one expense anymore… I wonder what blithering idiots like Wynne would do with it

  • Starlord

    Add in 40k of syrian refugees, add in the Haitians + bureaucracy that’s enough to tip the scales. Meanwhile I have to wait 6months plus to see a specialist. Asked GP how long, don’t know they will call you… sweet lord.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I needed hand surgery. Referred to a specialist surgeon. A year and six months later they called me.

      • Starlord

        That’s way to Long. After all we pay and never take out the system one would expect better care and less wait times. Aka weeks not months and not years

  • bverwey

    At one time my family’s share of OHIP payments came out at tax time. Oops not enough said McSquinty and grabbed more as a new payroll added tax was implemented years ago.

    • Clausewitz

      The largest tax grab in history was the Health Care charge of about $1200 per year per family, a full month after he signed a pledge not to raise taxes prior to the election.

      • Suz

        As a single person last time I checked, I was paying about $990/year as a “health tax premium” which coincidentally started just after mass immigrants started fleecing our system. I shudder to think what I’m paying now. Fack.