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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Do Americans pay two times as much as Canadians for healthcare because their system is twice as good?

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  • Jon G
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    The World health Organization stop putting out a ranking of countries health care in 2000. In the last ranking we were in the upper 30s. We pay so much not to health care but to insurance companies, that's why it is so high. In MN 90 cents of every dollar you pay has to go to health care, in texas its 30 cents. Health care reform will close this gap. Since a government option wouldn't have high prices CEO's the price will be cheaper.

  • Ola
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Nope, our system is more than twice as good, and the Canadian system is unacceptable. The waits for surgery or visits are six or more months long, that's why wealthy Canadians come here for care. Plus, they pay more than we do because their taxes are very high. Many good treatments are simply not available. The only Canadians who like their system have not been sick yet.

    Source(s): patient care
  • 10 years ago

    Nope. We have a system of third party payments, extensive lawsuits, and no competition across state lines that keeps expenses at a vulgar level.

    Most people in the USA don't care what health care costs. We think it is "$15 for every doctor visit" or whatever our copay is.

  • 10 years ago

    I would say your assumptions are way off. Watch this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEXFUbSbg1I

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    Canadians who actually need health care pay extraordinarily high taxes and THEN pay for private care when they find themselves on a wait list for months or years.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    We pay more because we're a bunch of smoking, drinking, drug using, lazy 400 pound crapper busting fatties.

    And we pay more for most everything, including universal education.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador apparently thought so.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You get what you pay for.

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