Sanders Views Canada’s Healthcare Through Rose-Colored Glasses

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Sen. Bernie Sanders’s, I-Vt., assessment of U.S. healthcare during an event at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health earlier this month, was “It is a system not designed to provide health care to all people in a cost-effective way.”

What Sen. Sanders failed to mention is that his preferred model for care delivery — a government-run, single-payer insurance system that bans private coverage for anything considered “medically necessary” — would be so much worse.

For evidence, look no further than Canada, where a healthcare crisis is unfolding in slow motion. Just days before Sanders took the stage at Harvard, the Canadian government announced that the typical wait time for breast, bladder, colorectal, and lung cancer surgeries between April and September of last year increased relative to the same period in 2019. So did waits for MRI and CT scans.

Click to read the full article in Newsmax. 

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