The United States does not offer universal health care to its citizens, but our government does spend some amount of taxpayer money on socialized medicine in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA system. […]
How much money does the United States pay for its limited version of socialized medicine? Let’s look at the numbers from the 2009 World Health Statistics report.
In the United States $6719 is spent per capita on health care, $3076 of which was government spending.
In Canada $3673 was spent per capita on health care, $2587 of which was government spending.
In other words the United States spends more money per taxpayer providing national health care to some of its citizens than Canada spends per taxpayer providing all of its citizens with health care. And Canada is not even a particularly efficient example.” —tongodeon: United States Already Spends More Per Capita On Socialized Medicine