When Canada's public health-care system fails, what options do patients have?

It’s a difficult thing for Canadians to admit, but it’s all too clear that our health-care system is in trouble.Despite ranking among the highest spenders on health care, Canada has fewer physicians, beds and diagnostic imaging scanners than most countries in the OECD. And some of the longest wait times for medically necessary care in the developed world.What’s particularly concerning, however, is that most of the 894,449 patients who waited an average 18.3 weeks for treatment last year have no recourse other than to cross the border to seek treatment elsewhere. Indeed, it’s estimated that in 2014 about 52,000 Canadians

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