The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 20, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Are User Fees the Norm or Exception in Countries with Universal Health Care? New Study Coming Thursday, January 21

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2016) - On Thursday, January 21, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the health care systems of 10 different countries in the developed world.

The study, Cost Sharing and Universal Health Care examines the utilization of health-care user fees - for access to hospitals, general practitioners or specialists - in these countries which, like Canada, have accessible and high-performing universal health care.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on January 21 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

Contact Information

    Steven Globerman
    Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
    Kaiser Professor of International Business
    Western Washington University

    For interviews with Mr. Globerman, please contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238

    For further information, contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238