Crossing the pond to the United Kingdom from Canada we find at least two things much the same. The first is a public health care system. The second is that despite the latter the richer the person the more likely they are to be in good health and live longer. At least, that is the finding of a think tank called the King’s Fund. They have taken a longer term look at diet, smoking, exercise, and drinking. Not exactly a pretty picture, the influence of these things on the cost and provision of health care.