Ralph Nader has come up with a list of 21 reasons why the Canadian health care system is better than the one that the US has. It is pretty good. Here are just two items.
Number 2: In Canada, the administration of the system is simple. You get a health care card when you are born. And you swipe it when you go to a doctor or hospital. End of story.
In the United States, Obamacare’s 2,500 pages plus regulations (the Canadian Medicare Bill was 13 pages) is so complex that then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said before passage “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
Number 11: In Canada, when you go to a doctor or hospital the first thing they ask you is: “What’s wrong?”
In the United States, the first thing they ask you is: “What kind of insurance do you have?”
The first comparison may be a little unfair, since it is comparing what the Canadian system is like at the consumer end with what the US system is like at the legislative end.
But even comparing both, what you have to go through to even sign up for the ACA is a symptom of how Byzantine the system here is, done purely in order to keep the parasitic health insurance industry in business and making obscene profits without them providing anything of value.