Canadian Health Insurance Decision Hits Home
The Canadians are starting to see the value of the U.S. health finance system.[@@]
Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., made that argument in a recent speech on the U.S. House floor.
Some health policy advocates in the United States say the United States could cut costs, increase efficiency and improve quality by shifting to a government-run, “single-payer” health insurance system.
U.S. health insurers say public and private health care systems can co-exist.
A new Canadian Supreme Court decision has proved the U.S. health insurers’ point, by blocking the effect of a Quebec law that has stopped Quebec residents covered by Canada’s national health insurance program from buying private health insurance.