Canadians Pay Taxes for Universal Health Care, and Now They’re Richer Than Us

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/canadians-pay-taxes-for-universal-health-care-and-now-theyre-richer-than-us/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=canadians-pay-taxes-for-universal-health-care-and-now-theyre-richer-than-us

Dr. Philip Caper
June 20, 2013
Bangor Daily News

Many conservatives still characterize Medicaid as “welfare,” and many think of it as such. Presumably other types of health care coverage have been “earned” (think veterans and the military, highly paid executives, union members and congressional staff). We resent our tax dollars going to “freeloaders.” Until the slicing and dicing is ended, the finger pointing, blame shifting and their attendant political wars will continue.

About one third of Americans report that they didn’t go to the doctor when sick, didn’t get recommended care when needed, did not fill a prescription, or skipped doses of medications in the last year because of cost., http://theincidentaleconomist.

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