'By the end of 2013, Canadians will have racked up a bill of $211 billion on health care for the year, a new report says.
In a new national report that crunches the numbers, the Canadian Institute for Health Information says that multi-billion-dollar price tag breaks down to about $5,988 per patient.'
By the numbers: How much did Canada spend on health care in 2013? - National | Globalnews.ca
You clearly don't know how the Canadian system works.
The provinces are responsible for their own provincial healthcare - and they tax their citizens/companies separately to help pay for those costs.
The federal government provides transfer payments to each province to help cover the total...but these payments are not NEARLY enough to cover the whole cost.
So, just quoting what the federal government spends on healthcare does not even begin to cover the total costs.
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1.) The dollar spending is converted to US currency.
2.) The WHO numbers I quote refer to Government spending while yours combine government, private insurance, plus personal spending. I compared like-to-like.
3.) My figures are from 2009, not from 2013.
I would only support creation of a new part(program) to Medicare; say Part E that would provide insurance to those unable to attain insurance due to costly pre-existing conditions. It could also include coverage for those that don't qualify for Medicaid but earn too little to afford the lowest cost coverage available to them. This would be less costly in the long run than the subsidies taxpayers are now footing the bill for while still paying for those seeking emergency care as they are exempt from the mandate.
No no no no no never ever ever.
Having worked with Medicare and seeing how the Medicare system works I would not wish that upon the nation. Giving the government sole payer status for everyone would also be a mistake.
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