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Canada’s healthcare system may teach us about how to make healthcare affordable for all of us.

Canada’s healthcare system may teach us about how to make healthcare affordable for all of us. The discussion behind Medicare for all is growing louder, as our current system of private insurers and high administrative costs is failing us. Most doctors offices spend hours on the phone wondering why they weren’t paid, or getting a precertification for services that they believed were medically necessary. In the USA, many countries are ahead of the USA with health benchmarks, while we spend more than anyone.  “In 2014, Canada spent 10.45 percent of its national GDP on healthcare. The United State’s expenditure was Read More »

How much does Canada’s “free” healthcare system actually cost its citizens

How much does Canada’s “free” healthcare system actually cost its citizens While there have been arguments for and against a single payer system here in the USA, most industrialized nations have a nationally based system that in most cases does a good job of taking care of the healthcare needs of their citizens. In Canada as in most countries, healthcare is not free but does have a funding mechanism. The problem with costs may never be dealt with adequately unless we rethink what healthcare is, what is essential, what is efficient and then reward efficiency. If we just paid everyone Read More »