Opinion: Park City vantage point puts tragedy of U.S. healthcare in vivid relief

The Center for Public Integrity, January 27, 2012

While training on that halfpipe slope, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke suffered a torn vertebral artery in her neck that caused bleeding in her brain, an injury that she would die from. The irony is that had the accident occurred in Canada, her family would not have had to come up with more than half a million dollars to pay for her care.


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