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In Nova Scotia, Shortage Of Medical Professionals Detracts From Promise Of Universal Health Care07:48


WBUR's Morning Edition is taking a look at health care — not in the U.S., but in Canada.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has hoisted up Canada's health care system as an example of a universal system that works for everyone.

Under the Canadian system, patients pay nothing out-of-pocket for surgeries, tests and child birth. And significantly less of the Canadian economy goes to health care than that of the U.S. But it's hardly a perfect system, WBUR found, at least in the province of Nova Scotia.

Listen to Part 2 here. Read the full story here.

This segment aired on December 2, 2019.


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