Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report from a Canadian free-market think tank.

    In 2013, nearly 42,000 Canucks left their homeland to avoid long wait times and inferior care that plagues their centralized health system.

    The report from the free-market Fraser Institute found that 41,838 Canadians became “medical tourists” in 2013 and sought care outside of their hockey-loving country. While there were slightly fewer people fleeing the Canadian health system in 2013 than the previous year, the number leaving still amounts to nearly one percent of medical patients in Canada.

    “Canadians may leave for a number of reasons including a lack of available resources or appropriate technology, a desire to return more quickly to their lives, to seek out superior quality care, or perhaps to save their own lives or avoid the risk of disability,” Nadeem Ismail, director of health policy studies at the Fraser Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    “That a considerable number of Canadians traveled and paid to escape the well-known failings of the Canadian health care system speaks volumes about how well the system is working for them,” Ismail added.

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    When I pastored a snowbird church, everyone from north of the USA came here to get medical treatment that they were not able to get in Canada!

    And let me say, that this was from 1998 to
    2003. I can only imagine it has gotten worse.

    GREAT POST. Maybe one day we'll have to head north to Canada or south to Mexico to get the treatment we can't get here in the fading US of A.:laugh:

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