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Canada’s Single-Payer Health System: What Is True? What Is False? ~KHN

| Kaiser Health News

In the American health care debate, “single-payer” is hardly a new concept.

The idea has grabbed headlines and sparked countless political and policy discussions, not to mention campaign advertisements. Other countries with single-payer systems include South Korea and Taiwan. But “single-payer” merely means that the government pays all the bills. The mechanics can vary from country to country.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently visited Canada, touting that system’s benefits. How much do you really know about it?

Take KHN’s interactive challenge to test your understanding.

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SOURCE: https://khn.org/news/canadas-single-payer-health-system-what-is-true-what-is-false/

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