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I lived in Canada until I was 32. Since moving to the US, I have never had so little choice, waited so long for a GP appointment, spent so much of my own time haggling with health insurance providers, or had such difficulty finding providers as I have had here. People need to be somewhat more civic-minded and agree that overall the broken system is not serving the population well, and there must be a better way.
I think it's just too bad that people are so afraid of a single payer system. The Canadian model may not be the right one for the US, but people have no idea what a huge relief it is to not worry about bills, in or out of network, or even not having insurance. It may not be perfect, but it sure seems to work better than here. There has been a lot of misinformation spread about the Canadian system.
From a macroeconomic perspective, it's odd that Republicans don't support a system that would offer absolute free labor movement, similar to free movement of money and trade in goods and services. The economy is hamstrung by the costs
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