Shane, it’s a bit more complicated than that but this is a great initial observation.
- Many Docs leave Canada for the US purely because they can make far more money dealing with catastrophic ‘repair' than the preventative approach of the Canadian Healthcare system.
- Many people become frantic when illness is discovered. The American system encourages this fear and encourages rapid, expensive correction.
- Those who can afford this out of country care are a very small % of the population. Those with the money can make those choices but it’s not the norm. Most can’t. So, those leaving for paid care, leave more resources available for the rest.
- The key for healthcare is to support the masses, not the privileged few. The will never accept it anyway.