Sen. Bernie Sanders recently lauded Canada’s socialist health care system as an affordable example of what America could be with Medicare for All. That claim buckles pretty quickly under the weight of the facts, according to Peter St. Onge, Ph.D., a senior economist at the Montreal Economic Institute. “No more out-of-pocket expenses? In reality, Canadians’ out-of-pocket health costs are nearly identical to what Americans pay—a difference of roughly $15 per month. In return, Canadians pay up to 50% more in taxes than Americans, with government health costs alone accounting for $9,000 in additional taxes per year,” St. Onge writes.
Reprinted with permission from - The Heritage Foundation - by Peter St. Onge, PhD