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Saturday, November 23, 2013

21 ways theirs is better

Dear America:

Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian-style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal.

In the early 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson enrolled 20 million elderly Americans into Medicare in six months. There were no websites. They did it with index cards! Below please find 21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare.

Repeal Obamacare and replace it with the much more efficient single-payer, everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital.

Love, Canada 


(Due to space considerations, only a sampling of the 21 ways to a better system (single-payer) can appear here. For the full list, see the links!)

Number 16:
In Canada, the health care system is funded by income, sales and corporate taxes that, combined, are much lower than what Americans pay in premiums.
Number 14:
In Canada, costs are controlled. Canada pays 10 percent of its GDP for its health care system, covering everyone.c(In the United States, under Obamacare, costs continue to skyrocket. The U.S. currently pays 18 percent of its GDP and still doesn’t cover tens of millions of people.)
Number 11:
In Canada, when you go to a doctor or hospital the first thing they ask you is: “What’s wrong?” (In the United States, the first thing they ask you is: “What kind of insurance do you have?”)
Number 9:
In Canada, the government health care funds are not profitably diverted to the top one percent. (In the United States, under Obamacare, health care funds will continue to flow to the top. In 2012, CEOs at six of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. received a total of $83.3 million in pay, plus benefits.)

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/22-1 

http://www.singlepayeraction.org/