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Subject:  Re: US-style healthcare a hard sell in Canada Date:  7/9/2007  2:51 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  7928 of 116889

SeattlePioneer writes,

You left out the next two paragraphs, intercst. Apparently "free" health care isn't free, and even famously high Canadian taxes don't generate enough money to pay the costs of the system, leaving chronic underfunding just as I've suggested.

Canada spends a lot less per capita on healthcare than the US does, so there may well be underfunding. But at least Canadians are smart enough to realize that allowing a private health insurer to come in and skim 15% to 30% off the top isn't a solution.

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