Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Health Care Myth Bites The Dust

During the height of the health care debate I kept hearing one lie over and over again.   The ridiculous myth says that the American health care system is so wonderful and the Canadian "socialist" healthcare is so bad that Canadians are scrambling to come to the U.S. to get medical treatment.   Of course all a person has to do is talk to a Canadian to know how big a falsehood that is.   While they'll admit their system has some problems (all systems do), there is no way they'd trade their system for ours.   The above chart, found at The Incidental Economist, shows the truth.   Only an extremely tiny portion of Canadians get medical treatment in the United States -- and most of them needed emergency treatment while visiting the U.S. for another reason.   So lets drop this silly myth in the trash bin, where it always belonged.

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