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Share links: canadianhealthcare and universalhealthcare. This article was written by Timeshifter. See also: Canadian healthcare and Portugal's decrim. And: End drug war with universal healthcare.

US Republicans Voted Often to Kill Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions. [95][96][97].

25 Oct 2019: Two Leading Economists Say Medicare for All Would Give Workers 'Biggest Take-Home Pay Raise in a Generation'.

Exorbitant US medical costs

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15 Feb 2020: Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save Americans $450 Billion and Prevent 68,000 Unnecessary Deaths Every Year.
15 Feb 2020: American health care system administrative costs are four times higher as a percent of all costs than in Canada's single-payer system.
6 Jan 2020: The High Cost of Having a Baby in America.
2 Jan 2020: US. Big Pharma celebrates new year by raising prices on over 250 drugs.
30 May 2019: Is Medicare for All ‘disruptive’? Not more than medical bankruptcy or death.
15 May 2019: Joe Biden Is Wrong. Businesses Will—and Want to—Pay for Medicare for All.. "We can lower overall health care spending by cutting out a massive intermediary (insurers)". Fortune.
2 May 2019: Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills. Los Angeles Times.
11 Apr 2019: Why Europeans Don’t Get Huge Medical Bills. The Atlantic.
16 Jul 2018: The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health Care. New York Times.
26 Mar 2018: Why thousands of Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance. Bloomberg News.

Canadian healthcare is cheaper,

and has better health outcomes

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List of countries by total health expenditure per capita.

13 Dec 2019: I Have 'Some of the Best' Health Insurance a Union Member Can Get, But I Would Trade It Today for Medicare for All.
22 Nov 2019: What I learned as a Canadian reporting on healthcare in America — and what Americans can learn from Canada.
19 Nov: Americans have questions about Medicare-for-all. Canadians have answers.

Excessive US medical deaths

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8 Nov 2019: Study: At Least 15,600 Premature Deaths Resulted From GOP Blocking Medicaid Expansion. "Affordable Care Act's (ACA) expansion of Medicaid from 2014 to 2017 saved the lives of at least 19,200 people aged 55 to 64. Meanwhile, state decisions to not expand during that time led to the premature deaths of 15,600 adults in that age group."
7 May: Mothers dying needlessly: CDC says most pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented. USA Today.

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US drug company price fixing

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12 May 2019: Sweeping lawsuit accuses top generic drug companies, executives of fixing prices. On 60 Minutes. CBS news. From article: "But 1,215 generics, many of them the most prescribed drugs, jumped on average more than 400 percent in a single year. ... 90 percent of all prescriptions filled in this country are filled with generic drugs."

US doctors support Single Payer

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21 Jan 2020: Doctors Are Joining the Fight for Medicare for All. American College of Physicians, representing some 158,000 doctors.
2 Aug 2018. Can a New Generation of Med Students Help Push Medicare for All? By Natalie Shure. Pacific Standard. "Polls show that 56 percent of American doctors now support a single-payer health system, up from 42 percent in 2008."
16 Aug 2017: Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care. By Rachel Bluth. Kaiser Health News

Americans want Medicare For All

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Good idea. % NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. See July 23, 2019 analysis article. See PDF page 15.
"Do you think each of the following is a good idea or a bad idea?" [100].
70% "Medicare for all that want it, that is allow all Americans to choose between a national health insurance program or their own private health insurance".
67% "Government regulation of prescription drug prices".
63% "A Green New Deal to address climate change by investing government money in green jobs and energy efficient infrastructure".
63% "Legalizing marijuana nationally".
62% "A Wealth Tax, that is a higher tax rate on income above one million dollars".
56% "A national minimum wage of 15 dollars an hour".
53% "Free college tuition at public colleges or universities".


2 Jul 2019: Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay.
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24 Aug 2018: New Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Support Medicare for All (2.3.)

Short charts. Canada versus USA

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Videos expose Republican myths

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Wikipedia: Healthcare in Canada.

Videos are also linked from some of the charts below.

Republicans leave children behind

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2 May 2019: Trumpcare: Study: (Republican) Texas rate of uninsured children double national average. Houston Chronicle. 14 Jun 2018: Texans want (Republican) state leaders to do more to solve state’s health care crisis. Houston Chronicle.

Many nations better than USA

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See the "refs" row of links, and the Wikipedia links in the tables below for more up-to-date info.


US. Highest healthcare spending

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For the latest per capita healthcare spending by country go here, and use the dropdown menus. US total public and private healthcare spending per capita is now higher than indicated in the graphic below. For detailed US healthcare cost breakdown see: NHE Fact Sheet | CMS. National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) are the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States.

Source and comments. From Bernie Sanders Facebook page.

High cost of US prescription drugs

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Source and comments. From Bernie Sanders Facebook page.

US health last among 11 nations

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"Despite having the most expensive health care, the United States ranks last overall among the 11 countries on measures of health system equity, access, administrative efficiency, care delivery, and health care outcomes. While there is room for improvement in every country, the U.S. has the highest costs and lowest overall performance."

Getting divorced to get healthcare

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Medicaid expansion saves lives

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