Continuing on my short-form link-o-rama...
James sent me this nice graphic ages ago. We actually don't know if it's completely accurate, as the 27 million figure for the population of Canada is quite outdated.
But there's no doubt it costs a lot of money to employ all those people whose job it is to deny coverage. Not to mention all that soft-focus advertising showing all the happy families enjoying their lives because of their wonderful HMOs.
Chart was from this story.