The federal government has proposed raising premiums on the private insurance market to about 25 per cent by 2019, to account for a higher proportion of people insured by a single insurer.
It’s part of a broader plan to reduce health spending by $4.6 billion in the next four years.
The federal Liberals are hoping to attract more private investment, but that may not be enough to bring down premiums.
The latest report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that while the private sector is investing more in health care, they are not increasing their health spending.
The government also said that private insurers were offering coverage at a higher rate than the government was offering it.
The Insurance Bureau also says that premiums in 2017 were about 30 per cent higher than they were in 2017.
The report shows that private health insurers are charging an average of 10.7 per cent more than the average rate for government-funded health plans.
The average private health insurer was charging about 25.8 per cent of the average for the provinces.
The increase is due in part to rising health care costs.
According to the report, the private insurers are more than double the average price for health insurance coverage in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
It says premiums in the provinces are higher than the national average and are likely to continue to be higher.
In Quebec, the average private insurance rate was 26.7 percent.
In Ontario, the rate was 29.9 percent.
And in British Columbia, it was 32.4 percent.
The rate is still much lower than the rate for private health plans in other countries.
A lot of people have private health insurance in the U.S. That’s not surprising given the country’s relatively high level of economic growth, which is the highest among the developed countries.
But it also means that Canadians are getting less care than Americans and Europeans.
That is why the report found that, in 2017, people in Canada had about a $1,300 lower life expectancy than people in the United States.
The difference was greater in the case of older people and people with disabilities, the report says.
And the difference is particularly large in older people, because older people are at a greater risk of premature death and chronic disease.
For example, the median age of Canadians aged 65 or older in 2017 was 39.5, compared to 38.8 in the US and 41.5 in Germany.
In 2018, the Canadian median age was 38.3.
The median age in the UK was 40.6 and the median in France was 42.9.
The study found that the average age of people with chronic disease was also higher in Canada than in the rest of the world.
In 2017, Canadians with chronic diseases had a median age on average of 75 years, compared with 83 years in the USA, and 81 years in Germany, the UK and France.
The data shows that the private health sector in Canada is growing.
In 2019, there were 6.3 million people insured through private insurers in Canada, according to Statistics Canada.
The bureau also says the rate of increase was about twice as large as that of the overall population.
It also says health care spending in Canada has increased since the early 1990s.
The rise in spending in health and social care was partly due to the introduction of private insurance coverage and in particular the federal-provincial governments stepped up spending on health care.
In 1992, for example, health care expenditure was about 2 per cent in Ontario, but by 2005, that had jumped to 8 per cent, the bureau said.
That jump, the latest report shows, has been partially offset by the federal government, which started to cut health spending in the early 2000s and has remained relatively constant.
But that has reduced spending by 2.9 per cent per year since 2010, the last year the bureau’s numbers are available.
This is a summary of the report.