The US system has failed miserably and is rated at around 37th. by the WHO. It is the lowest rated of all the modern first world countries.
Canada's health care system, as an example of a lower rated universal health care system is rated at around 30th. in the world by the WHO. And Canada's health care system costs a little more than half as much per capita as the US system.
Americans are very unhappy with their health care system because it doesn't cover all the people and it leaves many millions facing bankrupcy if they are unfortunate enough to suffer a significant injury or illness.
The favourite talking point of Americans who still try to defend their system is: https://www.medpaget...ysyndrome/18279
It's pointing out that some very wealthy Canadians will jump the queue in order to get medical attention quicker. This is undoubtedly true in a few isolated cases but it also calls for a closer examination of the facts.
Easily as many Americans travel to other countries as Canadians travel to the US, (per capita) This is because health care in the US is too costly for the ordinary American who can't afford insurance coverage.
It also has to be noted that Canadians travelling to the US for health care are in most cases, paid to do so by the Canadian system. That's not so with Americans who travel to other countries..
More recent studies than the outdated WHO study are showing that America's health care lags far behind the leading single payer, universal health care systems of the world.
America's large insurance companies have billions to lose in profits off the backs of the American people. For that reason they spend billions on promoting the present system. Many of the American people are actually propagandized into believing that the rest of the world is wrong on their choices of a univesral health care system that is always cheaper to afford and takes care of the medical needs of all the people!
This is a quick introduction to the facts from a Canadian.There is so much more to say to Americans on the issue!
Another link to make the point: https://www.thisisin...althcare-2018-6
- Most Americans who travel for medical procedures claim that, despite the low cost of health services in other countries, the quality is comparable — or even superior — to that of the US.
Edited by montgomery, 10 February 2019 - 01:02 PM.