- Jul 9, 2008
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- Covington, WA
Health care in the US is very bad by any independent standard. We spend more for less than anyone else in the world. Our emergency care is top notch, though. If I'm going to get hit by a car, there's no place I'd rather be.Annecdotally, this is quite possible. I know two people who got their hip surgery in a year. Both my parents survived cancer in Ontario hospitals. On the other hand, my son waited six months for an MRI after a fall from a horse. (Ten miles each way to school uphill in a snow storm.) My doctor keeps telling me I'm too heavy -- some health care. Someone's always getting screwed someplace.
I hear Canadians who've never lived in the US talk about how great health care is there. They seldom take the bold step of actually moving south. Americans are always telling me how my health care system works.
Health care in Canada and the US is very good. The issue is how its funded and insured.