Friday, August 12, 2005

Canadians Want Choice in Health Care

Canadians would gladly pay out of pocket for a better health care system.

When will the politicians decide to listen?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do not know why people like you are determined to implement a system like the USA where 40 million Americans have NO health coverage whatsoever and where the leading cause of US bankrupcies is due to inabily to pay for medical bills. Why do you so desperately want to foist that failed system back onto Canadians? We had that system once and we do not want it back.

Shawn said...

Failed systems?? Look around bucko. Is that you Shirley??

Adam Taylor said...

The U.S model is not the one we wish to promote. The models to look at are Sweden, France, Germany, Australia, etc.

All of these countries have universal health care within a mixed private-public system. These are the health models to emulate - the one's that rank in the top 5 according to international standards. Canada currently ranks 30th.

Justthinkin said...

anonymous...see this site attracts the odd moonbat also...we don't an American style system...as Adam said..we need the best of the best.But of course this is the only line lib-lefties can spout..those nasty yanks.

Justthinkin said...

And oh,anymouse...your first statement is blatantly false.The Yanks have a law where NO person can be refused basic,life-saving healthcare.Just another Liberal lie.

Anonymous said...

According to Time magazine, the number one reason for personal bankrupcy in the USA is .....can't pay for health care! Look, if my son were drafted to go to Iraq and fight - fine. I am old fashioned and believe that when your country calls you, you stand and do you duty. BUT Canada has a duty back to its citizens. Health care IS NOT a commodity here (like it is in the USA) and no matter what you say, inability to pay for that commodity in the USA is a huge problem for LOTS of people.

Anonymous said...

P.S. to justthinkin - It is not FALSE that 40 million Americans do not have health care - that comes directly from same Time magazine article. In New Youk city in 2003,approximately 21% of all births occurred at home because their families could not afford hospital and specialist fees. We used to have that model here in Canada. Call it a Liberal lie, you clearly operate without the facts.

Anonymous said...

To prove my point - be brave and check these stats out:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0106394.html
http://www.infoplease.com/ipha/A0883441.html

Tommy Douglas said...

Keep hammering that straw man, anonymous. Do you want us all to tattoo on our forheads that we don't want american-style health care.

You arguments are the same arguments put forward by the mediscare crowd for years. And they just don't hold water.

The bottom line is, with current demographic trends, the system is going to explode.

The private sector will not be like a vampire on the public system.

That is a myth. Yes, we need more doctors. In fact, we should reopen the 300 med school student spots that were closed in the 1990's. That's a no brainer.

Bottom line is, the shift away from the soviet style system is going to take decades. But the introduction of competition will have short term benefits, and represent a stiff kick in the ass for the current bloated and bureaucratic system.

Cut out the crap and get real. Don't matter anyhow, when your parents are waiting in agony on 3 year waiting lists, you'll finally see the light.

Anonymous said...

Look when are you going to get it that moderate voters run away when you call Medicare 'Soviet style' - the rhetoric coming from the Taxpayers federation is not helping woo right wing voters away from the Liberals!! On the cover of the Taxpayer, when you compare Martin to the Korean dictator and to Castro, moderate voters (who really are fed up with the Liberals) consider that EXTREMIST!! Sheeesh... no wonder Harper and the Conservatives cannot make inroads on the Libs. Tone the rhetoric down if you want to attract Moderate voters!!!!!!!!

David MacLean said...

I can only speak for the CTF, and there is something that you aren't understanding. We aren't a political party, and we aren't looking for votes. Our supporters are free-will contibutors. If they don't like what we are doing, the stop contributing.

So when we refer to the canadian medical system as "soviet style" we are speaking the truth, and not worried about whether someone will perceive it as "extremist."

Anonymous said...

Well maybe one day you will realize that you are blowing it for those of us who are trying to attract moderate voters AWAY from the Libs.! You are not helping!!! You might feel better, but you are NOT helping!!

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