Millions said:It's always been my understanding that more socialist health care systems equals less R&D for new medical practices / medicines.
I mean I doubt the government would fund every little research campaign or pay high prices for new cures, etc...so operating in a capitalist economy creates more of a drive to advance the medical field.
Isn't Canada's medical R&D practically non-existant? I thought they were all piggy backing off other countries for new medical developments...
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) spends over 1 billion dollars a year on research. That's quite a bit of money for a country with a population like ours.