How would you feel if you went into the hospital to have a baby?
How would you feel if you went into the hospital to have a transplant?
How would you feel if you went into the hospital for Cancer treatments?
I don't know what your 'exact' thoughts would be when these happen, but I'm willing to bet, that Americans would probably cringe at the after-math
Let's wipe that terrible thought from our minds - Bills.
I wan't to introduce you to a man...that has made Canadian medical/economical/political history.
Made a difference.
Preacher - turned Medical and
Douglas introduced numerous bills that were mindful of the lower end of society; in 1959 he brought in Canada's first provincial hospitalization
and medicare plan.
In 1961,the CCF party transformed itself into the national New Democratic Party with Douglas as its leader.
He lost in the 1962 national election but was successful in gaining a vacated seat in British Columbia.
Canada passed the Medical Care Act in 1966; the work Douglas did in Saskatchewan proved such a plan was feasible.
Tommy Douglas was a dynamic leader for the socialist movement across Canada; for that, many Canadians are grateful for this important
"In was in those days I made up my mind that if ever I had the power I would, if it were humanly possible, see that the financial barrier between
those who needed health services and those who gave health services was forever removed."
It is a well-known fact that there are certain countries around the world, that are taxed heavilly.
Canada is NO exception.
I can rely on the fact, that my taxes contribute to a far-better medical system; rather than having any monies contributed to military resources.
Given the options, I would prefer this route.
Knowing that my taxes are put forward, so that ALL may benefit, so that ALL have the SAME quality care. Rich and poor.
From my understanding, ALL Americans, have to PAY for their hospital visits/operations/etc. Woe to those who don't have 'Insurance' or those who
have been rejected by insurance companies. Then...where does that leave you?
What I'm proposing Isn't a Pipe-dream
, it's a matter of Social Priorities
It's a matter of 'funding allocations.'
It's a matter of voting for/against those in office.
It's a matter of 'choice'.
I watched the movie: Sicko
by Michael Moore (controversial fellow), and was sickened ,myself, to see the
(inadequate medical treatment) of former 911 workers. It wasn't until Mr. Moore hired 3 boats, and brought these workers to Cuba. These workers
received 'top notch' care; which otherwise wasn't permitted under American medical insurance 'juristictions', and 'normal health-care'?
You have to see this movie! Unfreaking believable.
Is it any wonder that some Americans come across the border, up into Canada on the Q.T.?
What does that say about the medical health system in America.