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  • ABC’s Stossel Slams Socialized Medicine ( human vs animal healthcare )

    08/29/2009 8:01:48 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies · 1,496+ views
    ABC via Newsbusters ^ | August 1st | Brad Wilmouth
    The 20/20 co-anchor summed up the importance of a profit motive for the health care industry to function adequately as he recounted that in Canada, private veterinary clinics provide health care for animals much more rapidly than the government-run system provides similar services for human patients: JOHN STOSSEL: You want innovation and fast treatment? That often comes from people pursuing profit. And you see that in Canada because, even here, there is one area where they do offer easy access to cutting edge technology- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE VETERINARIAN: -CT Scan, endoscopy, thoracoscopy, laporoscopy- STOSSEL: -available all the time. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE VETERINARIAN:...
  • Man vs. Mutt

    08/09/2009 8:52:04 AM PDT · by dervish · 7 replies · 426+ views
    WSJ ^ | 8/8/09 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to compare the human and veterinary health services of Great Britain, and on the whole it is better to be a dog. 'snip' Of course, from the point of view of social justice as equality, it wouldn’t really matter whether the treatment meted out to dogs was good or bad, so long as it was equal. And, oddly enough, one of the things about the British National Health Service for human beings that has persuaded the British over its 60 years of existence that it is socially just is the...