Let's put it this way: I think that Satan gives the inhabitants of Hell better health care than we have here in the U.S.
More about money.
Depends on if you have insurance, what kind, copays, etc.
Same as above.
Same as above.
If you don't have money and it's an emergency, they have to treat you. Once it isn't an emergency, they can deny treatment.
Health care should be a human right, although capitalists don't believe it is.
The health care system in the U.S. is DESIGNED to keep people sick but not dead. That way, they will buy the most drugs. Big Pharma sells drugs it knows are toxic, but the FDA approves them anyway. They don't give a damn about the loss of life their drugs cause as long as their bottom line stays black (profitable).
Also, in the U.S., no health insurance will cover me to go to a homeopath. A homeopath is someone who prescribes natural herbal remedies that don't have side effects. But they will cover my prescription for a drug with a long list of side effects that is less effective.
It's nucking futs here.
You are correct, we pay more per capita than any other industrialized nation and our health indicators are near the bottom. Our health care system is a failure at providing health, but a success at providing profits.
EDIT: For those who say that Canada must have inferior treatment because it doesn't have as many MRI machinces or CT scanners, why are the health statistics for the U.S. to bad? We are near last in most health statistics. It seems that having so much diagnostic equipment doesn't help us one bit!
Check out the last of my sources before you try to argue!