Advocates of single-payer health care overlook the fact that people in single-payer countries often have a safety valve “• a place they can go when their government health care system fails them.
Canadians who need services they can’t get, or can’t get quickly enough, often come to America. Watch this 5 minute video:
and then ask yourself: where could Americans go if we had the same system? What would be our safety valve?
Steve Buckstein is Senior Policy Analyst and founder of Cascade Policy Institute, a Portland-based think tank.