CANADIANS ON AVERAGE LIFE 2.7 YEARS LONGER BECAUSE OF CRADLE TO GRAVE WELFARE AND LESS INEQUALITY ALL AROUND ESPECIALLY AMONG THE ELDERLY

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A 19-year-old Canadian can expect 2.7 more years of "perfect health" than an American of the same age, according to David Feeny of Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., and colleagues.

The difference probably arises from a combination of two factors, Feeny and colleagues said online in the journal Population Health Metrics: Canada's cradle-to-grave health insurance and lower social and economic inequality, especially among the elderly.

The finding, from a joint United States-Canada survey of health, seems certain to add fuel to the still-current debate over how recent reforms will affect health care.

Canada Tops U.S. in Health, Longevity
 
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I'm surprised it's that high given the problems still prevalent with reserve and recently off reserve indigenous peoples.
 
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I'm surprised it's that high given the problems still prevalent with reserve and recently off reserve indigenous peoples.
canadas system has problems australia has gone a long way to correct them, but preventative medicne you do a better job , and also because our culture is so riddled by drug addiction and gun violence its eating way into our life expentacy to be fair it isnt just our health care system, our society is so damend violent poverty and inequality to endemic.. it is slowly eating us like a cancer.. we are a dieing culture in every way this is how a society looks when it dies
 
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One thing I will say about the Canadian system, the waiting times have been decreasing significantly. I think that wait data was published in 2011 and so was probably 2009. Non-critical hip replacement is still one of the worst with a 3 month wait.
 
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One thing I will say about the Canadian system, the waiting times have been decreasing significantly. I think that wait data was published in 2011 and so was probably 2009. Non-critical hip replacement is still one of the worst with a 3 month wait.
3 months doesnt sound so bad i dont know if it was false propoganda but heard people were waiting 3 years, i took that with a grain of salt
 
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3 months doesnt sound so bad i dont know if it was false propoganda but heard people were waiting 3 years, i took that with a grain of salt
That was probably true in the early 90s. And that wasn't a money thing, that was a lack of trained doctors. Things have improved a lot since then and are still improving.

And here is a sidebar I find fascinating. My last two family docs and one of my new specialists moved from the US to practice here.
 
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That was probably true in the early 90s. And that wasn't a money thing, that was a lack of trained doctors. Things have improved a lot since then and are still improving.

And here is a sidebar I find fascinating. My last two family docs and one of my new specialists moved from the US to practice here.
good signs