UPDATE (02/02/2015): What It's Like When You're an American Using Britain's NHS
UPDATE (11/19/2014): Canadian woman hit with $950K medical bill after unexpectedly giving birth in US hospital
UPDATE (6/21/2014): US Doctors migrating north to escape dysfunctional US health insurance system. pnhp.org/news/2014/june/us-doctors-migrating-north
UPDATE (05/16/2014): Canadians love their system, contrary to US health insurance lobby propaganda: pnhp.org/news/2014/march/doctor-who-schooled-us-senator-thrilled-by-canadian-support
UPDATE (12/31/2013): Outrageous costs of U.S. healthcare: viralnova.com/hospital-bill/
UPDATE (10/31/2013): LISTEN TO REASON! The following two links both let you listen in on an intelligent conversation between host David Feldman and Dr. Paul Song and Dr. Nancy Niparko from Physicians for a National Health Program. They explain why America needs a single payer healthcare system right now. The first link is the most important five (5) minutes of the show. The second is the entire show.
UPDATE (10/3/2013) Another release of damning statistics which prove the U.S. system of healthcare is extremely dysfunctional: huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/03/health-care-costs
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Single Payer Government Run Healthcare Q&A: Some interesting questions arose when I asked my Facebook friends if they were as ready for a single payer system as I am. I decided to answer them here, on my blog, so a potentially wider readership could chime in, too...
Disease-care, or Healthcare?
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blood pressure today? I did.Source: © cienpies.net
"52 percent of doctors would get out of medicine if they could. So many young doctors are recognizing how broken the system is..." -from Escape Fire, a new healthcare documentary; read the interview with the maker here.
Do Canadians come here for important health care needs (in statistically meaningful numbers)?
- No,(theincidentaleconomist.com/ wordpress/ phantoms-in-the-snow/)
- No, (pnhp.org/ news/ 2012/january/ us-trained-doctor- demystifies-canadas-health-system)
- A thousand times, No! (pnhp.org/ facts/ why_the_us_ needs _a_single_payer_ health_system.php)
Are Canadian doctors leaving Canada to practice in the United States (in statistically meaningful numbers)?
- No, (theincidentaleconomist.com/ wordpress/ phantoms-in-the-snow-ctd/),
- Why would they? (student.pnhp.org/ content/ what_about_physician_salaries.php)