Tag: Canada

Is the Canadian Middle Class Doing Better than the American Middle Class? »

The New York Times made a splash last week with an analysis that purportedly shows that the U.S. middle class is declining relative to the middle class in other countries. Especially, the data make it look like Canadian median income surpassed U.S. median income in 2010, when U.S. median income was $18,700. This analysis...
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U.S. Ranks Third Lowest of Eleven Countries on Health Care Spending »

Every year, scholars from the Commonwealth Fund report the results of a survey of eleven developed countries, which questions thousands of residents about their health costs and access to health care. The media invariably cherry pick the report to produce headlines like this: “We pay more, wait longer than other countries”. Perhaps there is...
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“Single-payer” Health Care Requires Evermore Patient Patients »

Those hoping ObamaCare will soon lead to a “Single-payer” plan such as Canada’s might want to look through the most recent annual report on wait times for health care in Canada just released by the Fraser Institute. Among other findings in “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2011 Report:” Specialist...
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U.S. Health Care, Now and in the Future »

A friend of mine had heart bypass surgery three weeks ago. He’s a healthy, fit, and active 86-year old, but started feeling bad one day and ended up in the hospital. The next day he had an MRI, which showed significant arterial blockage, and the day after the MRI he had his bypass surgery....
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