The Fraser Institute released a new study on Canada’s health-care system. The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2018 spotlights how much Canadians pay for health care and how those costs have increased over time. Using data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the study estimates that the average Canadian family (two parents, two children) with a household income of $138,008 will pay $12,935 for public health care this year. After adjusting for inflation, that’s an increase of 68.5 per cent since 1997, the first year estimates could be calculated.
- The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2018. Fraser Research Institute. July 31, 2018 (PDF)