Canada v. U.S. on Health Care

Jason Shafrin, the Healthcare Economist, has a good review of the O’Neil and O’Neil NBER working paper, Health Status, Health Care and Inequality: Canada vs. the U.S.  (This paper was also mentioned by Tyler recently).

American are less healthy than Canadians. What this paper finds, however, is
that this is mainly due to the fact that the U.S. has a higher incidence of
disease. It turns out that Americans may have slightly higher access to
treatment than Canadians.

Read the full review.  Of course, the Canadian system is cheaper but very few people are willing to lobby for less health care.


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