The US has the best healthcare system, thats what everyone says. I suppose it is true. There is a fascinating detail that is never mentioned in the debates. Life expectancy.
- New Zeland
- United Kingdom
The above and many other nations all live longer than those of us in the US. They all have socialized medicine. They live longer by 3 or 4 years. In those nations we always hear of healthcare rationing. We hear horror stories of how long it takes to see a doctor. For the most part, and from Canadian friends I have talked to over the years, I believe these waiting list stories.
So the question is why do they all live longer than us if they are not able to see a doctor as often ? I think the answer is in asking the question in the other direction. Why does going to our own doctors more frequently result in us dying sooner ?
The reason you live longer in socialized medicine countries may be because you are prevented from seeing the doctor in the first place……. :)