August 14, 2009

Obama on Canada's Health Care System

Just how significant is Canada's Health Care System?

Well, when it comes to US Health Care System debate, Canada's Health Care System is often used as an example. US President Barack Obama is uncertain if Canada's Health Care System will work in the US, too, but he has good words about it.

"I don't find Canadians particularly scary, but I guess some of the opponents of reform think that they make a good bogeyman," he said.

Obama went on to say the Canadian system wouldn't work in the U.S., but many American doctors believe it does some things better.

"Our health care system delivers probably the highest specialty quality care in the world but our primary care infrastructure is not good," said Dr. Joseph Ross of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Canadians have a longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality rates and lower rates of obesity and diabetes than people in the United States. Canadians' primary care doctors get paid more and spend more time with their patients than doctors across the border to the south.[Source]

Canada's Heath Care System is one the primary reasons why most of my clients want to live and work in CanadaHe.