So the fear machine will ramp up again and they will be ranting on the evils of Canadian health care. Here's a great news piece that tears apart the myths that Republicans are using to scare Americans.
This was written as a perspective piece in the Denver Post by Rhonda
Hackett who is a Canadian citizen and has lived in the U.S. for the past 17 years. Here's the lead in that matters:
Because if the only way we compared the two systems was with statistics, there is a clear victor. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispute the fact that Canada spends less money on health care to get better outcomes.
And when they bring up the whole "it'll raise our taxes" canard see what they have to say about this:
In actuality, taxes are nearly equal on both sides of the border. Overall, Canada's taxes are slightly higher than those in the U.S. However, Canadians are afforded many benefits for their tax dollars, even beyond health care (e.g., tax credits, family allowance, cheaper higher education), so the end result is a wash. At the end of the day, the average after-tax income of Canadian workers is equal to about 82 percent of their gross pay. In the U.S., that average is 81.9 percent.
Read it all here: