‘ED Show’ chart: Per capita health care expenses

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'ED Show' chart: Per capita health care expenses
'ED Show' chart: Per capita health care expenses

The United States has the highest cost of health care, according to a study of seven industrialized nations by the Commonwealth Fund.  The U.S. was also dead last in quality and access to care.

As you can see, three of those countries are from Western Europe and one of them is our neighbor to the north.

“Republicans hate to talk about what the Canadians do when it talks to health care,” Ed Schultz said on Monday’s show. 

“All they want to talk about is these long lines and nobody ever gets to see a doctor up there. In fact, you have to wait years to see a doctor in Canada. It’s all B.S.” 

When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, 30 million Americans who cannot afford the cost of health insurance will be covered.

Republicans vow to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, but cannot answer questions about what he will replace the law with.

John Boehner has been in charge of the House for almost two years and yet there have been no committee meetings about replacing the health care law.  The House has not drafted any replacement legislation protecting the uninsured.

For Republicans, health care is a privilege and if you can’t afford it, you’re out of luck. 

'ED Show' chart: Per capita health care expenses

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