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AP: Canada Considering Healthcare Overhaul With Private Insurance
Newsbusters ^ | 8/16/09

Posted on 08/16/2009 8:55:50 PM PDT by FromLori

As President Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress try to force healthcare reform on an American population largely pleased with the current system, our neighbors to the north are actually considering improving their structure by -- wait for it!!! -- welcoming additional competition from private insurers.

I kid you not.

Within hours of the Obama administration saying that it might consider a reform package without a government option, the Associated Press inconveniently reported the following:

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The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.

"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press. [...]

[Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA] has been saying since his return that "a health-care revolution has passed us by," that it's possible to make wait lists disappear while maintaining universal coverage and "that competition should be welcomed, not feared."

In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system.

Oh my! Canada's government-run healthcare system is in a state of disarray, so much so that they're considering increasing competition by allowing folks to buy private insurance.

That'll surely help Obama's cause!

But here's the money quote:

"(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now - if it keeps on going without change - is not sustainable," said Doig.

"They have to look at the evidence that's being presented and will be presented at (the meeting) and realize what Canada's doctors are trying to tell you, that you can get better care than what you're getting and we all have to participate in the discussion around how do we do that and of course how do we pay for it."

It's going to be absolutely delicious to see how this gets reported by Obama-loving media in the next 24 hours.

Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; healthcare; socialized

1 posted on 08/16/2009 8:55:50 PM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori
A very moving speech from a 26 year old man protesting HR 3200 in front of Lois Capps office in Santa Barbara last Thursday.

Justin Tevis stands up to ACORN Groups in front of Lois Capps office

2 posted on 08/16/2009 8:59:53 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: FromLori

ALL HAIL OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH!

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


3 posted on 08/16/2009 9:04:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Zevonismymuse

That was very good thank you


4 posted on 08/16/2009 9:04:26 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

I think it will be ignored by the Obama State Media


5 posted on 08/16/2009 9:05:01 PM PDT by GeronL (bookmark my new FR back-up site - http://unitedcitizen.proboards.com)
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To: smoothsailing

6 posted on 08/16/2009 9:05:53 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

Just as Canada and the socialist welfare states of old Europe are beginning to abandon socialism and all the mediocrity that comes with it, Ubama and the rats are full speed ahead to foist it on America. It’s un-freaking-believable what the rats will do to satisfy their lust for power.


7 posted on 08/16/2009 9:10:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FromLori

The “change of heart” lasted about eight hours. The Obama administration is now saying nothing has changed, they still favor thr public option.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 9:10:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

It’s all or nothing for these animals. Their plan is to wear us out nefore the 2010 electiosn because they now know the writing is on the wall their majority in both houses is done for.


9 posted on 08/16/2009 9:14:20 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: FromLori
That was very good thank you

Thank you for checking it out. We need to get young people excited about saving America. There is a strong core of young folks from Santa Ynez, home of the Reagan Ranch, who are trying to get it going. I think there are young people living throughout rural America who share Justin Tevis' love of America and freedom and also believe in personal responsibility. Everyone can help by sharing this video and trying to ignite a youth movement that stands for freedom and individual responsibility. If you notice the crowd coalescing around Justin Tevis while he speaks you will notice a decent number of good looking young Americans who are there because they oppose the federal government running their lives.

Justin Tevis stands up to ACORN Groups in front of Lois Capps office

10 posted on 08/16/2009 9:14:26 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Zevonismymuse

BTTT!


11 posted on 08/16/2009 9:17:44 PM PDT by The Mayor (A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out)
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To: Zevonismymuse

It was very refreshing to see. Especially earlier today I read this crap

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/08/16/our_gimme_society_97908.html


12 posted on 08/16/2009 9:18:58 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Zevonismymuse

You know you’re right, but more than you know...

Social Security is going broke, Medicare is already broke...

If things don’t change with our political system, (that means voting for changes against those that actually need both monetary and medical help). Yes, I am one of those that does need Social Security but it really does have to change.

Both programs have to be changed if they can be viable for the next decade. Politicians do NOT have the gumption to vote against their constituency so the problem continues..

Can’t we ever vote in politicians that will look at America as a whole and vote for/against programs that actually help rather than spend for their voters. I guess it will be a grand day in hell when that happens - voting against voter interests but for the good of the country... well, it is a grand wish...


13 posted on 08/16/2009 9:23:03 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: GeronL
I think it will be ignored by the Obama State Media

They matter less and less each day. The new media is destroying them. They can no longer control the news. We are blessed with more and more avenues of information every day.

Thirty years ago Obama's entire agenda would have been passed and signed into law by now.

We have the wind at our backs. Keep on punching.

14 posted on 08/16/2009 9:28:02 PM PDT by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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To: FromLori

Keep this BTTT


15 posted on 08/16/2009 9:40:22 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: FromLori
Hurry, Canada! I'm only a four hour drive from Windsor and under Obamacare I might need to go up there for medical care and a strip club ... along with more medical care from being shot going through Detroit.
16 posted on 08/16/2009 9:42:08 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: Yankee

God still loves America


17 posted on 08/16/2009 9:44:41 PM PDT by lakertaker (Democratic Party Economic plan: Declare all those who hate higher taxes as unpatriotic)
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To: FromLori

They supplement with private already.

They have to.

What the various provincies offer is limited health care.

For sample they only cover one eye exam every tow years!

Yeah that would fly here!

LMAO!

http://www.canada-health-insurance.com/


18 posted on 08/16/2009 9:55:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (North Korea? The only buildings in Hawaii at risk of destruction are those housing Obama's records!)
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To: ArmstedFragg
The “change of heart” lasted about eight hours. The Obama administration is now saying nothing has changed, they still favor thr public option.

Actually the WH statement was pure politi-speak that basically said the same thing as Sebelius. The poor, betrayed DUmmies realize this and are commiserating over it now.

19 posted on 08/16/2009 10:04:09 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: FromLori

This is good news for Canadians. The health care system is awful....Natasha Richardson [Vanessa Redgrave’s daughter] died because of it....


20 posted on 08/16/2009 10:11:55 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Callahan

I’m looking at this report, which followed the Gibs comment.

http://politics.theatlantic.com/2009/08/administration_official_sebelius_misspoke.php


21 posted on 08/16/2009 10:56:07 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: FromLori
As President Obama and his Democrat-controlled Congress try to force healthcare reform on an American population largely pleased with the current system, our neighbors to the north are actually considering improving their structure by -- wait for it!!! -- welcoming additional competition from private insurers. I kid you not.

The Canadians aren't dumb.

They know that they can get away with their socialized medicine rationing because, if the need arises, they can simply cross the border into the U.S. and get immediate care without waiting lists.

Once U.S. healthcare is socialized, the Canadians will be in deep kim chee ...... and so will we.

22 posted on 08/17/2009 4:41:45 AM PDT by Polybius
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23 posted on 08/17/2009 7:51:00 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: The Mayor
Thanks for the bump. I am trying to get this video out as a rallying cry. It gets me fired up!

Justin Tevis stands up to ACORN Groups in front of Lois Capps office

24 posted on 08/17/2009 8:43:13 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: FromLori
Those are the people Justin Tevis was shouting at on the streets of Santa Barbara. There was a mob of folks with "America Works" T-Shirts on...also a coalition called PUEBLO which also receives federal money via Lois Capps and then another group wearing Health Reform NOW T-Shirts that I assume was another ACORN branch. They were waving mass produced printed Thank You For Health Reform signs. The young people described in your link are urban youths for the most part. People who feel entitled to cradle to grave everything. Most rural folks understand personal responsibility. That is why I think it is so important for folks to see the Justin Tevis video. He represents a large group of Pro-Freedom young people. We had significantly more young people in the anti-HR3200 group than the welfare lovers did even though theirs were paid and ours showed up to preserve freedom. Most of our young people were from Santa Ynez, the home of the Reagan Ranch and a lovely little rural ranching area in Santa Barbara County.

Justin Tevis stands up to ACORN Groups in front of Lois Capps office

25 posted on 08/17/2009 8:51:38 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: socialismisinsidious; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; ...
Thanks for the ping, socialismisinsidious.


26 posted on 08/17/2009 9:27:59 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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