extremely costly and a lot less efficient than the US one.
US says, hold my beer.
Being conditioned by the current messaging is one thing, knowing by experience is another.
Suffice it to say, despite the issues with the US medical system, it is nowhere near as bad as ours.
A simple solution to the US issue is to put the "price" of services in the consumer's hands. Publish the number insurance pays. Folks will start shopping around for a better price forcing competition. Those multi-million dollar admins hospitals need to run will be greatly reduced.
Up here, we have no choice. Public Unions and workers scream and Gov throws more money on it. Per capita here in Alberta we spend $10B more than any other province in the country.
Our system is so bloated and broken that it can take a year or more to get basic surgery services. People are dying up here man.
The grass is always greener.
Understood, it just seems that we are trying really REALLY hard to ruin it. I personally liked my plan, I wanted to keep my plan. Didn't seem to work out that way. Don't know enough to argue it either way, just know that somebody is making bank on my premiums that have gone through the roof.