We’re told that Canada has a health care system that Americans should envy and probably copy… is this true?
This Prager University vid digs through some of the assumptions and myths surrounding what Canada’s health care is — and isn’t.
Alain Lambert, a French-Canadian who has lived and worked in both Canada and the US walks us through his experiences with the Canadian system that Bernie Bros won’t want us to talk about.
It covers questions like ‘is their health care really free’?
What are these waiting lists Canadians keep complaining about?
Is everyone really covered?
Myths about healthcare in Canada:
▪️Everybody gets covered
▪️Nothing is free
▪️The quality of healthcare is poor
▪️Canadians pay for insurance through high taxes
— PragerU (@prageru) March 9, 2020
It also reminds Americans that Canadians come to the American system, with cash in hand when the ‘amazing’ Canadian medical system there eventually fails them.
Even those who are relatively happy with their care will acknowledge that not EVERYTHING is covered in the ‘free’ health care.
They have employer health plans, just like we do, for all the things that are outside the scope of what ‘free’ government health care will cover.
That will cost you out-of-pocket if it’s not covered by a corporate plan.
Unless, of course, you happen to belong to a group that gets upgraded care above and beyond what the ordinary taxpayer gets:
As I said. Never had a problem with our system. But others have.
In Canada we are taxed to death. 100% TRUE.
Now we find out illegals are getting "free" healthcare for 20 years.
And actual Canadians are buying supplemental coverage on their own dime for "extra" coverage. https://t.co/EAI3P3fMDw
— Zack Slater (@ZackSlater54) March 9, 2020
Of course, there will be devotees on both sides who are happy to trade the superlative (if expensive) health care in the US for the diminished, but government-mandated coverage of Canada.
As for the US being so expensive?
Let’s see how much that changes if we ever get around to changing our tort laws to discourage frivolous slip-and-fall lawsuits.