What an interesting read! In Hungary, I bought a prescribed steroid cream, that in the US, would have cost $30-$50 (at least) for $4 here. Outrageous! And Americans will defend to their dying day the right to choose their own doctor (which is semi-determined by a person's own personal insurance), and the insurance plan determines which medicines they approve--never the best or the med with with least side effects--because those are newer and cost more . . .and most Americans don't really care about those who don't have insurance or are dependent on welfare. Doesn't matter if Canada has lower costs *and* a federally run health care system--American's will not stand for that! I wish more people could read this article.
Indeed, the way health care is provided in this country is inefficient and irrational ... I'll have more to say on this soon!