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Political turmoil in U.S. turns spotlight on Canadian health care

Canadians frequently, and with some justification, believe their American neighbours are ignorant, even indifferent, to political and social developments north of the border. A clichéd characterization is that the surest way to get a news item buried in the American media is to identify it as “a good policy proposal from Canada.”Not so much anymore. The political chaos surrounding health-care reform in the United States has American politicians looking to the Canadian health-care system for guidance.Recently, a group of California state senators spent their “spring break” in Canada studying Canada’s single-payer health-care system. The trip was inspired by a bill

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