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Medicare Meltdown: Canada’s health-care system is a laggard. Here’s how the top-ranked countries do it

A worker holds a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the mass public vaccination program gets underway in the United Kingdom on Dec. 8, 2020. Graeme Robertson/AP Photo.

Canada’s health-care system is under siege. The country is still grappling with an acute crisis in our hospitals stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic while the slow-moving quagmire caused by the country’s aging population threatens to become a larger disaster. Can our system handle it? This joint five-part series produced by the National Post and The Hub looks deep into the world of Canadian health care, not just to identify problems, but to offer solutions for the future.

Study after study shows that Canada’s health-care system is being outperformed by other OECD countries that also provide universal coverage. In this video, we profile three countries that Canada can learn from and offer practical tips for reform.

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