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Canada Considering Healthcare Overhaul With Private Insurance

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posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 07:36 AM

The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.

"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press. [...]

Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA] has been saying since his return that "a health-care revolution has passed us by," that it's possible to make wait lists disappear while maintaining universal coverage and "that competition should be welcomed, not feared."

In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system.

So basically, the Canada system is totally messed up and for some reason we're trying to reform like them? Isnt this EXACTLY the problem people on the right on warning about here and yet we're still going full steam ahead? Where is the media?

Silly me, why would I ask such a stupid question? Our media is in the business of selling Democrat/Obama policy now, not being critical of it.

"(Canadians) have to understand that the system that we have right now - if it keeps on going without change - is not sustainable," said Doig.

"They have to look at the evidence that's being presented and will be presented at (the meeting) and realize what Canada's doctors are trying to tell you, that you can get better care than what you're getting and we all have to participate in the discussion around how do we do that and of course how do we pay for it."

Leading me to ask why we're reforming the way we are, when its clearly not the way to go. Not only because it goes counter to American principles, but because its just as flawed as the system we currently have. Not to mention the fact our MSM will completely ignore this. Choosing instead to only air information that sells Obama's plan.

Basically this plan will set up two Americas. One that can afford quality, private health care and the other's who are forced to stay on government health care. That is until government HC forces private out, like in Canada.

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