Canada ranks among the bottom of OECD universal health-care countries for the number of doctors and hospital beds.
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The share of provincial budgets consumed by health care will increase to an estimated 42.6 per cent by 2031.
Private for-profit hospitals comprise 39 per cent of hospitals in Australia and 43 per cent in Germany.
Federal regulations discourage provinces from emulating other countries that deliver universal health care without long wait times.