Canadian Health Care
Republicans love to lie about Canada’s health care system. The crucial facts to understand:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Canadians spend 1/3 as much money as Americans on their health care yet enjoy better outcomes.
- The most important thing about health care in Canada is that you will get care no matter what. You can’t be turned down for any reason. In contrast, the US system commonly refuses service to people who become seriously ill or poor. The notion of preexisting condition has no meaning in Canada. Your premiums are the same no matter what your health.
- There are wait lists for non-life-threatening problems. Some people travel to the USA if they don’t want to wait. For anything serious, in my experience, it always gets handled the same day or the next day.
- Where I live in BC Canada, the health care outcomes are the best in the world with the exception of Switzerland.