We commonly hear claims that Canadian healthcare is not sustainable. Most of these statements originate with corporate PR institutes whose objective is to create business opportunities for private clients. The aim is not to preserve, protect and improve Canada’s medical system; the aim is to privatize. In effect, to Americanize.
“…the U.S. health care system is broken. We already pay more than twice as much per person for our health care as people in other wealthy countries. This gap is projected to increase in the decades ahead. If we had the same per person health care costs as any other wealthy country we would be looking at huge budget surpluses, not deficits.”
Despite its high per person medical cost structure, the USA ranks at the bottom of this life expectancy list, 32nd of 32 nations: