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Our health care delusion (Canada)
Maclean's Magazine ^ | January 25, 2011 | Ken MacQueen

Posted on 01/31/2011 9:45:05 AM PST by fifedom

It’s a Canadian conceit that ours is one of the best public health care systems in the world, ... Yet the reality, based on any number of international comparisons, shows that pride in a supposedly world-beating standard of care is often misplaced, an “illusion,” ... Mariette Fournier, 86, spent four days on a stretcher in the hallway waiting for a bed in the geriatric department. She contracted pneumonia, developed a blood clot, and died on Feb. 23, a day after finally getting a bed.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.macleans.ca ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; repeal; singlepayer; socializedmedicine
Refer to this article the next time a Leftist claims "Canada has better medical care at half the cost." See also the comments to the story by Canadians.
1 posted on 01/31/2011 9:45:11 AM PST by fifedom
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To: fifedom
I played golf with a Canadian a few weeks ago and he was touting the government health care system as really great.

When I asked what happens when there aren't enough Cat-Scan machines to satisfy demand, his reply was no problem, we just send those patients to the States for Cat-Scans.

With logic like that, it's easy to see why some Canadians love their "FREE" health care.

Kinda like that ghetto bitch going to get the free money from obama's stash.

2 posted on 01/31/2011 10:27:19 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: fifedom

If, as the article infers, Canada’s system is still better than ours [but not the best], why do so many Canadians, including their political class, still come to the U.S. for treatment?


3 posted on 01/31/2011 10:44:51 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: fifedom

“Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians.”

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649


4 posted on 01/31/2011 10:47:22 AM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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