[ExI] Health care discussion

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue May 12 12:02:45 UTC 2009

2009/5/12 MB <mbb386 at main.nc.us>:
>>> As it happens, post-military South America seems to have largely
>>> embraced universal health care.  Peru, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay...
> As to the US neighbor to the north, there is an article here about health care in
> Canada:
> http://www.calgaryherald.com/Health/Canadians+receive+poor+value+health+care+dollars/1584180/story.html

Thearticle mentions that the Canadian public health care system is
amongst the most expensive in the world, but in absolute terms, the
total amount spent on health care in the US (public plus private) is
something like double anywhere else in the developed world. And
despite waiting lists etc. the Canadians live longer than Americans

This is not to say that there aren't problems with the Canadian or any
health care system, or any other enterprise, public or private, for
that matter. Observing where one country or company does it better
than another is how improvements are made.

Stathis Papaioannou

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