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Health care in Canada

I'm on record as having some problems with how the Canadians run their health-care system. In particular, I think it's good to have a floor for health care -- and that floor could be single-payer, as it is in Canada...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Health of Nations  
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A few more notes on health-care reform

May as well just combine these into one post. 1) Some parts are working better than expected. Notably, the small-business tax credits. As the L.A. Times reports, "major insurers around the country are reporting that a growing number of small...

By Ezra Klein  | January 7, 2011; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Health of Nations  
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Think government is bureaucratic and rationing-happy? Try dealing with insurers.

Here's what we know about government: It's inefficient, and working with it requires endless paperwork and arguments about bureaucrats. And here's what we know about government-run health care: It rations, and is constantly rejecting claims. At least, that's what we...

By Ezra Klein  | November 18, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Health of Nations  
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Debunking myths about Canadian health care

Are Canadians flooding into the United States to get better health care? No. Are Canadian doctors immigrating to the United States to work for our health-care system? No....

By Ezra Klein  | October 12, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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U.S. health-care system: Still bad

Years ago, the World Health Organization came out with a ranking of health systems that placed the US 37th. Over time, there's been a fair amount of controversy over the WHO's methodology, and so the Commonwealth Foundation began a new...

By Ezra Klein  | June 23, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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The French health-care system is way better than our health-care system

Frum Forum's Rachel Ryan just had her first run-in with the French health-care system, and it went pretty great: I walked into the Centre de Santé – Réaumur’s emergency health center at noon and was admitted within twenty minutes....

By Ezra Klein  | April 7, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Turning Swiss, Ezra Klein , November 17, 2009
Should America Copy the Dutch?, Ezra Klein , October 6, 2009
Swiss Health-Care Costs, Ezra Klein , October 2, 2009
Lessons From the French Health-Care System, Ezra Klein , September 23, 2009
Health-Care Spending Growth Around the World, Ezra Klein , September 15, 2009
How Much Is Security Worth?, Ezra Klein , August 18, 2009
What Would You Do for $4,298?, Ezra Klein , August 17, 2009
"Two Essential Truths", Ezra Klein , August 11, 2009
Going Dutch, Ezra Klein , August 3, 2009
Cost Control in France, Ezra Klein , July 27, 2009
The Political Economy of Cost Controls, Ezra Klein , July 10, 2009
A Question of Rationing, Ezra Klein , June 22, 2009
Your Health Care System in Graphics, Ezra Klein , June 18, 2009
 
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