Canadians provide the illusion of having free healthcare, yet the average family pays $12,000 per year. These costs have doubled in the past decade. The prices for healthcare insurance are rising faster than the average Canadian income, more costly than increases in food and shelter. They say that health insurance is “free” only because there is not a dedicated tax for it. It is funded by employment insurance, the Canadian pension plan, property taxes, sales taxes, and import duties. This grand total comes out to almost $4,000 per Canadian per year.
Ferreira, Victor. “‘It’s not free’: Canadian health care insurance almost doubles in cost during last decade as average family pays $12K.” Health. National Post, 20 Aug 2015. Web. 30 Aug 2015.