The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 23, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute/Media Advisory: Can for-Profit Health Care Exist Within a Universal Health-Care System? New Study Coming Tuesday, November 24

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 23, 2015) - On Tuesday, November 24, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting how six countries-Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland-make use of for-profit health care within their universal systems.

The study, For-profit Hospitals and Insurers in Universal Health-Care Countries, examines the level of involvement of for-profit hospitals and insurers 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 November 24 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

  • For interviews with study authors Nadeem Esmail and Bacchus,
    please contact: Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238