Red White & Blue Hens

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Public health care isnt all that great

From an Associated Press story on Canada's health-care system:

The universal health-care system--while considered one of the fairest in the world--has been plagued by long waiting lists and a lack of doctors, nurses and new equipment. Some patients wait years for surgery, MRI machines are scarce and many Canadians travel to the United States for medical treatment.

In most Canadian provinces, it is illegal to seek faster treatment and jump to the head of the line by paying out of pocket for public care. Private health clinics have sprouted up even though they are technically illegal, though the provincial governments tend to look the other way.

Other than that, though, it's really fair!


  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger M. McKain said…

    "Public health care isn't all that great"

    ...but its better than no healthcare at all. We can do better as a society than allowing tens of millions of our citizens to go without coverage. There are problems with the existing systems, but perhaps some hybrid/compromise system could be developed. The point is, just because there are problems in other systems doesn't mean our government should just give up on efforts to help those who need it.

  • At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Grump said…

    in the US the poor are provided medicaid, the majority of the unisured are working people who choose to spend their money on other things rather than health insurance.


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