Union leaders, editorialists, and politicians tell us that the cure for rising medical costs is for the United States to adopt a Canadian-style managed health-care system. But economists north of the border say that the Canadian health-care system has led to shortages of badly needed services and procedures. A survey of patients in British Columbia seems to bear this out. Researchers found long waiting lists for some fairly basic procedures.
This article originally appeared in print under the headline "Rx for Health Care?".