No care for life-threatening conditions, no choice, exorbitant costs, bureaucrat control, poor outcomes -- these are the bogeymen of the right-wing smear campaign. And like all bogeymen, once you look under the bed they don't exist.
But also, unlike the cruddy American system, it also makes good economic sense.
Costs are under control in Canada. We spend similar amounts on public care - around 7% of GDP. For that price, Canada covers everyone, the U.S. just one third of the population. In case you're worried Canada wastes money on bureaucracy, know that just 2.4% of our total costs go to administration compared to 7% of what your government spends. In end, Canadian care costs $2,500 less per capita - and covers everyone.
Good for Jack. For defending our country and trying to help the millions of poor Americans who are suffering in their healthcare JUNGLE.
And good for Paul Krugman for exposing more RepubliCon lies.
We don’t have a Medicare problem — we have a health care problem.
Poor Americans. Not only are they being KILLED by the private healthcare Mafia...and their political stooges.
They are getting ROBBED as well.
So when can we expect Stephen Harper to defend our country's reputation? By defending the medicare system he hates sooooooo much.
Don't hold your breath.
Because a pig is a pig. The Mafia is the Mafia.
And a Con is a Con....