Canada’s health care issues have been driving many, including 27 million Canadians, to seek solutions from private health insurance providers. Let’s take a look at some compelling statistics.
A 2022 survey found that 63% of Canadian individuals indicated “a lack of staff” was the biggest problem facing the national health care system. Access to treatment and/or long waiting times were also considered to be pressing issues.
The recently released study posed the following question to survey participants – here’s a quick look at results:
“Which of the following, if any, do you see as the biggest problems facing the health care system in your country?”
Canada’s health care issues are not new, and are driving many Canadians to protect their families with private supplemental health insurance plans, like those offered by vumi® Canada. In addition, Canada’s national health insurance program coverage varies between provinces and territories.
Depending on location, the following are not usually covered:
• Ambulance and EMT services
• Dental care
• Medical equipment, such as crutches,leg braces and wheelchairs
• Outpatient prescription medications
• Private hospital room stays
• Prescription eyeglasses
• Psychological services
Private health insurance providers now serve more than 27 million Canadians. These noteworthy numbers from CLHIA’s (Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association) latest industry factbook point to a thriving private health insurance market.
Breakdown of CA $30.4 billion paid out by health insurance
companies in claims:
In light of these ongoing challenges faced by Canada’s national health care system, there is a growing need for alternative solutions to ensure timely and comprehensive medical treatment. In this context, VUMI® Canada insurance policies offer a valuable solution to Canadians seeking alternative options: they ensure that individuals can access the care they need without enduring long wait times or facing staff shortages. VUMI® Canada policies empower
individuals, families and businesses alike to prioritize their well-being by providing flexibility and resources to obtain the treatment they need when they need it.
Sources: https://www.statista.com/statistics/736176/top-healthcare-system-issues-in-canada/; https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/ , Accessed on July 22, 2023
The article does not provide medical advice. It is intended for general informational/ educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always ask your doctors or healthcare professionals for medical advice.