Posters, Patient Pays
What about all those individuals and families across Canada who want private health insurance coverage and can’t get it due to pre-existing conditions — or can’t afford it? This is a question our provincial and federal governments need to address.
Private healthcare costs in Canada have grown dramatically over the last 40 years. Adjusting for population growth and inflation, private healthcare costs have increased by over 220 percent on average since 1975 — or around $1,800 per person.
We care whether kids can hear, we care if they can walk, and we care that they can speak. Why on earth do we not care that they can see
Canada’s most vulnerable populations have the highest rates of dental decay, pain and disease, but the worst access to this much-needed healthcare service due to cost.
What might surprise many is that Canada actually provides less publicly funded dental care than the United States — and internationally, Canada is among the lowest funders of dental healthcare programs.
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