Posted by | September 29, 2011 13:50 | Filed under: Top Stories

Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana wants a waiver from the feds to provide government-run health care in his state, modeled on the Canadian system.

The popular second-term Democrat would like to create a state-run system that borrows from the program used in Saskatchewan. He said the Canadian province controls cost by negotiating drug prices and limiting non-emergency procedures such as MRIs.

Schweitzer said the province’s demographics and economy are similar to Montana in several ways, yet its residents live longer while spending far less on health care.

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