Canada has a “single payer” health care system. It is supposedly free. But it actually costs over $12 thousand a year for a family of four. Of course, it has long waits for procedures and other poor access to make it more valuable to the citizens.
The theory is that if more people have insurance, more people will live longer. We already know from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment that it just ain’t so. Now, a careful analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that it’s worse than we thought. 3% MORE people[…]