Of the 38 studies examined, 14 showed clear advantaged for Canadian patients, five suggested US care was superior, and the remainder were mixed....How can we possibly countenance a system that costs twice as much as the Canadian system but delivers slightly worse care? Even assuming diminishing returns, our expenditures should result in care outcomes at least 20% or 30% better than Canada's. Instead, they're about 5% worse, but cost around 187%. Does it sound like we're getting a good deal?Maybe not, but did you know that Canada has waiting lines for some hip replacements?!? Seriously. They do. Clearly this means that national healthcare would be a disaster. As for the rest of the elephant behind the curtain, please ignore it.
HEALTHCARE IN CANUCKISTAN....Despite the seemingly endless stream of scare stories peddled by the insurance industry and its conservative enablers about the nearly third-world condition of Canadian healthcare (hip replacements!) it turns out that a review of all the known studies comparing Canadian and American health outcomes gives Canucks the nod. Ezra Klein has the details: