A comment in the newspaper led me to the Wiki page for Canadian Health Care and this table of statistics. The comment, followed by the table:
“If providing public funded healthcare was easy you would think there would be a few examples of some country doing it right. “Right” in this case means delivering competent (not state of the art) healthcare at a stable price commensurate with the rise in population and the general inflation rate. Certainly amongst the larger countries in Western Europe you find only systems that are struggling to hold the line on costs within the aforementioned limits. All of these systems dictate how much doctors and hospitals can charge and to varying degrees ration healthcare
Obamacare was drafted by a fetid collection of career politicians, lobbyists and learned deniers of the truth. It yielded a 2,000 page collection of the “worst of the worst” elements on which to build such a system and omitted proven elements of success. The highly vaunted Canadian healthcare bill was drawn in 37 pages and that included English and French versions!
Obamacare was sold on the universality of coverage and the constraint of costs. The availability of the “opt out” option together with a patchwork quilt of variously qualified providers makes a mockery of universality and the absence of effective cost containment will soon result in historic healthcare inflation to be paid by riotous taxpayers.”
|Country||Life expectancy||Infant mortality rate||Physicians per 1000 people||Nurses per 1000 people||Per capita expenditure on health (USD)||Healthcare costs as a percent of GDP||% of government revenue spent on health||% of health costs paid by government|