If you want a preview of the dismal future awaiting American health care, writes Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer, just look to Canada, where a private medical system has grown alongside the government mandated single payer system. If Canada's experience serves as any guide, Singer explains, one can expect the one-tiered system in the U.S.—where anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status gets the same quality health care by the same physicians in the same hospitals with the same promptness—will slowly evolve into a two-tiered system, whereby those who can afford it will get state-of-the-art, prompt, courteous, consumer-driven health care, while everyone else waits on line.
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