Canada's Universal Health Care vs Obamacare


The U.S. government shutdown is hinged on the Affordable Care Act, the new health care program that went into effect just as the shutdown began. Republicans in Congress have been trying to curb the new law, also known as "Obamacare," and they've tied the issue to approving a new spending bill to end the shutdown. Politicians and pundits have pointed to the Canadian system as everything that might go wrong, but polls suggest that most Canadians approve of their health care system. Day 6 asked health economics specialist Mark Stabile to explain the differences between the two systems.

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