But there's more! As this EPI snapshot shows, Canada's universal healthcare system also controls the growth of healthcare costs better than our jury-rigged quasi-private-public-mishmash of a system. Since 1993, the per capita cost of healthcare in Canada has increased 67%. That's a lot. But it's nothing compared to U.S. healthcare costs, which started out higher but even so skyrocketed a stunning 92%. Kinda makes you think we could learn a thing or two, doesn't it?