Health care could be behind Canada’s longer life expectancy

BBC, 29 March 2017
Author: Robin Levinson-King
“Canadians are outliving Americans, in some cases, by as much as a decade. US patients with private insurance had a similar life expectancy as their Canadian counterparts, whereas Canadians had a 44% lower death rate than Americans on Medicaid. The uninsured fared the worst – Canadians had a 77% lower death rate than Americans who had no insurance at all. Is public healthcare the secret to longevity?”
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