I've been writing long and hard about Canada's health care system. It began when I noticed weird google search results.
It got worse around the time of President Obama's campaign. SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
The truth may surprise you about international health care
by: Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., M.S. | from: AARP | April 16, 2012
To separate fact from fiction, Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research in Indianapolis, identified the top myths about the two health care systems.
Myth #1: Canadians are flocking to the United States to get medical care
Myth #2: Doctors in Canada are flocking to the United States to practice.
Myth #3: Canada rations health care; that’s why hip replacements and cataract surgeries happen faster in the United States.
Myth #4: Canada has long wait times because it has a single-payer system.
Myth #5: Canada rations health care; the United States doesn’t.
And remember: We’re (US) spending way more on health care than any other country, and for all that money we’re getting at best middling results.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
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