Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dead Meat


If you haven't seen Dead Meat from On The Fence Films, you should. Stop what you are doing, take a coffee break, do what you can to watch this short film. Dead Meat looks at Canada's state monopoly health care system from an American perspective. Is there anybody in Canada who doesn't know someone who has been harmed by the health system? The film puts it all into perspective.

11 comments:

Robert McClelland said...

Is there anybody in Canada who doesn't know someone who has been harmed by the health system?

I don't know anyone who has been harmed by the health system.

David MacLean said...

I can name five people off the top of my head.

Anonymous said...

A lot more people will be harmed by free enterprise 'for profit' health care than have ever been 'hurt' by public health care.
You people are insane!

You will not be happy until people die from inability to pay like in the USA. You are EVIL!!!

David MacLean said...

Well anon, you proved part of my point. You are completely ignorant fo the facts. People don't die in the United States because of inability to pay. In fact, a dirt poor American in any community will get better and faster treatment than a tax-paying Canadian. It's illegal for a hospital to turn someone away. Do your homework.

Shawn said...

Have to take into account deaths from omission as well as comission. States has higher mortality due to the fact that people actually receive care in a relatively timely fashion. Here more than a few die from lack of care.

Rather than invoking the reflexive US bashing, why not focus on the other systems which allow parallel private/public? Why not dump on the French, Swedes, or Norwegians? You realize that the only other countries perverse enough to impose such a repressive medical system are North Korea and Cuba, right?

Anonymous said...

we have 'for profit' healthcare already: it's all about profit for the unions and NDP politicians and their beuarocrat friends.
p.s: for profit restaurants and lawyers and barbers and taxi cabs are evil!

Anglo-Canadian said...

*Sigh* profit is a dirty word.

What if the monopoly were ended and only non-shareholder backed organizations were allowed to fill in that gap? That's "non-profit" right? And they pay less in taxes. Or do the lefties insist on monopoly?

Anglo-Canadian said...

and Mr. Maclean, would you please consult with your co-bloggers about changing the colour scheme on this blog? And may I suggest one of those little "subscribe to our feed" buttons? Cheers.

David MacLean said...

Those cold-hearted swedes!!!

The colour scheme is weak. Eventually we'll move it off blogger.

Sask.Taxpayers Federation said...

If you have any assets in your name they will be sold to cover medical bills in the U.S. I had a cousin that tis happened too. If you have any money you pay.

Sask.Taxpayers Federation said...

Canada has a great healthcare system according to the rest of the world not including the USA. The USA wants our system to fail and if we listen to people like Super Dave it will fail. Thanks to free trade.

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