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  •  have to disagree... (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry, that's not at all why it's cheaper in Canada. It's expensive as hell in the US for many reasons, most of which fall under the category of "lawyers". Doctors can charge less in Canada because they don't have to pay INSANE insurance fees on their license.

    I submit that the US also spends so much on health care because it has so many people, not to mention a much more diverse social structure (see: more poor people who can't pay for insurance OR medical fees).

    Bottom line, I think when people point out how screwed up our health system is (which can't be understated), I think it's an easy trap to fall into to compare us to other countries because it's really comparing apples to oranges.

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