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US Health Care Put to the 'Canada' Test

Regarding the article "Reform Pressure in US Puts Spotlight On Canada," Nov. 25: Canada's government-run health-care system seems attractive, but it is interesting to note that Canada's per capita national debt is about twice that of the United States.This is the problem in recommending out-of-context adaptation of a foreign country's methods and systems. We must take into consideration the cost of such a health-care program when assessing the US's approach to medical care. D. Bradley, Plainfield, N.H. Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.