Skip to comments.Our health care delusion (Canada)
Posted on 01/31/2011 9:45:05 AM PST by fifedom
Its 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 ...
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.
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?
“Americans have lower cancer mortality rates than Canadians.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.