Canada's health system
To the editor:
A recent letter to the editor stated that "everywhere socialized medicine has been tried, it fails."
Here are some interesting and notable statistics about Canada and its "socialized health care system."
Canada's health care system accounts for 9.7 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) whereas here it is 15.2 percent of our GDP. Life expectancy in Canada is 81 years versus 78 in the United States. "Healthy" life expectancy is 72 in Canada versus 69 in the United States.
Based on these statistics, it is my opinion that not all socialized health care systems fail.