U.S. Is Not a Global Health Care Leader
U.S. is not a global health care leader
For Vancouver filmmakers Ronan Reinart and Kate Twa, all medically necessary health care is covered by their government’s single-payer Medical Services Plan, the provincial program that covers health-care benefits for British Columbia residents.
“We pay a small monthly premium — in our case, around $100 for two — which is determined by income, and low-income folks don’t pay any premium,” Reinart said. “Elective and non-necessary procedures we pay for, but there may be tax deductions for many of these.”
Unlike millions of Americans with minimal access to care because they have no health care insurance, or those paying exorbitantly high premiums …