Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Excellent Piece on Canada's Health System

Now that the U.S. has a president who seems to really want to do something about medical insurance and affordable health care for all Americans, not just the lucky ones with insurance or so much money that they don't need it, Canada is getting dragged through the mud yet again.

For some reason, many people in the US don't like our Canadian system. Now, that wouldn't be a problem if they really knew what the system was like rather than relying on things they heard or things they think they heard. I say that wouldn't be a problem because there's nothing wrong with good debate if someone knows the facts, whether we agree or not. But, that's the thing - how can American learn about what goes on up here without getting a biased for or against pitch.

Our system isn't perfect - it's far from it. But it's something that we have that helps us when we're at our lowest, our sickest, and our poorest. So most of us will keep it, thank you very much.

If you're interested in reading what I think is an excellent piece on the Canadian system, warts and all, head on over the the CBC site to read My dear American neighbours.

Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Thanks for this. Although I have gold plated coverage and know that a switch to a government system will hurt me personally, I think it would be good for the nation overall.

In a perfect world everyone would have good medical coverage and no waiting but I don't see how.