Health care just as good, half as much as in U.S.,
report says Ex-CMAJ editors feature study in new web journal
James Gordon, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Canada's health system is as good or better than that of the United States and is delivered at half the cost, new research suggests.
So our system costs half as much per person, covers everybody, and has better outcomes then the American system which costs twice as much and leaves millions, including millions of children with no coverage at all.
That's the punchline. The joke is right-wing politicians, corporate shill PR firms with delusions of credibility putting on airs by calling themselves an 'institute' and the reliably neo-liberal echo chamber of the Canadian media earnestly telling us that we'd be better off with cash and carry healthcare, that privatization experiments are a step forward rather than back and that our current system is irredemably broken.
Are you laughing yet?