Health-care system better in Canada than in U.S.

I am a student at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Our Grade 11 social class has been taking a look at the issues of health care. We’ve learned that Canada’s universal health-care system is better than the one used in the United States, known as the user-pay system of health care.

I am a student at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.

Our Grade 11 social class has been taking a look at the issues of health care. We’ve learned that Canada’s universal health-care system is better than the one used in the United States, known as the user-pay system of health care.

The United States has hundreds of pre-existing conditions that could keep a person from having, or even getting, proper health care insurance.

If a person gets injured, for example, any bodily harm that is serious enough for medical attention, can affect the way they’re living.

The high expenses of health care in the United States isn’t helping people get better; it’s making things worse.

People can’t afford care that costs thousands of dollars. It’s putting them in debt; it’s giving people no choice but to sell houses and/or vehicles, and it’s pretty much forcing people into extreme debt.

Poverty is showing up more and more on the scale. It’s getting to the point where everybody in the U.S. can’t take it any more, and they’re deciding to move up to Canada.

Canadians are proud to have universal health care.

We’re all covered, we’re all insured and we’re all still here! No matter the injuries or illnesses we may have had, that still does not affect our ability to get the help we need.

Canadians would be exactly where the Americans are, if we had the user-pay system.

Our country has a longer lifespan than the one of the States. Because of Americans’ health-care system, it’s made lives shorter.

People aren’t getting a chance to get better simply because of the outrageous expenses of care.

Poorer people in Canada can still receive the help needed.

The poorer people in the U.S. won’t make it very far in life given the way their corrupt system works. Things should change.

The United States should start using the universal health-care system.

It’ll save lives and take people out of debt.

Everyone deserves proper care.

Nick Pettifor

Red Deer