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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Canadian Health Coverage Works!

And more from our friends overseas: learn about Canada's health care system from Monday's Morning Edition. Key points:
  • Canada has socialized insurance, not socialized medicine. Canada has simply made the very rational choice to pool risk on the largest scale possible, the whole darn country. Canadians have this odd sense of obligation to take care of each other.
  • On preventable death, the U.S ranks last among industrialized nations. Canada ranks sixth. Why is Canada better? Access: people who feel they have some problem coming on can get care without worrying about cost... or bankruptcy.
Listen to the full report here.

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