The View From 1776

Life And Death Costs Of National Healthcare

Read the forewarnings of a Canadian doctor who had to come to the United States for cancer treatment.

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Canada’s situation proves you can’t do both, and lives are lost as a result. Give us universal care, and we will all be covered, but all that coverage had better be cost-effective. What care is good enough, and what is too expensive? What is your life worth? Don’t delude yourself. Someone will be deciding, for you, sooner or later.

Cutting expensive care seems very sensible until you or a loved one is the one in need.

...Very soon, rationing care will be part the equation, with decisions made by distant committees that examine not the patient, but the bottom line.

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