Expanding the role of government-funded health insurance is currently the focus of intense debate in the United States.1 In this battle, the successes of the Canadian health care system have been heralded as examples of how a government-funded system could address the issues faced by the United States. At the same time, the failings of the Canadian system have been highlighted by those opposed to the expansion of public health insurance.
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