Today I decided to check out some information about the movie "Sicko" by Michael Moore and found the following health care facts regarding Canada:
Facts & Figures DID YOU KNOW...
Canada spends only $3,165 per capita on health care, compared to over $7,000 per capita in the United States. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The life expectancy in Canada is three years longer than in the United States. Source: World Health Organization
The infant mortality rate in Canada is 5.0 per thousand, compared with 7.0 per thousand in the United States. Source: World Health Organization
24 percent of Americans did not seek medical care because of cost, compared to 5 percent in Canada. Source: 'Inequities In Health Care: A Five-Country Survey,' Health Affairs.
There are nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance, compared with none in Canada. Source: Centers for Disease Control
The median waiting time in Canada is only three weeks for diagnostic tests and only four weeks for specialist visits and non-emergency surgery. Source: Statistics Canada
70 to 80 percent of Canadians feel their wait times are acceptable. Source: Statistics Canada