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Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare
Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker

Posted on 07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT by TigerTown

As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors.

“What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options within the public system. ... that experimentation should occur at the provincial level,” Harper said a decade before winning a government majority in 2011. Now he's acting on his vision.

This is relevant to the debate over health policy in America because Canada's national health system consistently is used as an endpoint for Obamacare. When state health exchanges were launched in September, Sen. Bernie Sanders D-Vt., chairman of the subcommittee on primary health and aging, signaled that the long-term plan was a move toward a Canadian-style system.

“President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is a start,” the Vermonter wrote, but it doesn’t go far enough. “The only long-term solution to America’s healthcare crisis is a single-payer national healthcare program.”

Canada's health bureaucracy is so central to U.S. government designs that the Obama administration hired the Canadian CGI Group for $56 million to build the White House's website. The firm manages tech services for Canada's national health service and has received more than $1.4 billion in consulting fees from the U.S. during Obama's presidency. CGI, which is headquartered in Montreal, continues to receive tens of millions in new awards from the U.S. government even after the botched Obamacare web launch.

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canada; harper; health; obamacare
Liberals point to Canada as an example of how government-provided universal health care works. America should beware of repeating the mistakes of our neighbors to the north.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT by TigerTown
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To: TigerTown

Privatization is the future of Canadian Socialized Medicine.

So we should follow.

Back to the future!

2 posted on 07/02/2014 3:26:43 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: TigerTown

All of this discussion assumes - quite wrongly - that the point is to arrive at rational solutions to Ameica’s problems.

That is NOT the point.

The point is to socialize everything under the sun, so that the government will have every power over everyone, forever.

It’s a sort of ‘soft’ Marxist/Leninist takeover of the nation.

3 posted on 07/02/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Uncle Miltie

Repeal of the Health CAre Act or modification to allow private insured individuals could happen BUT there is a wave of hysteria in Canada that mirrors the obama/soeotoro hysteria of 2008 and that is Justin Trudeau, who will most likely win the next election and plunge Canada into recession.
This man-child is identical to obama, no real world experience, trust fund baby/millionaire, hard core neo-marxist.

4 posted on 07/02/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: TigerTown

if it works so well why do they come down here to our hospitals?

5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:39:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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