Sunday, July 26, 2009
My Medicare Letter to the Americans
Since Stephen Harper refuses to defend our medicare system from the all-out attack by right-wingers in the United States. Which is also an attack on our Canadian values. The values he doesn't believe in.
And by so doing is not only insulting Canadians but also confusing Americans who need all the help they can get. I thought I'd write a short note to try to clear up things, and help them make the right choice:
Since I live right next to you I couldn't help but notice there's been a lot of shouting and banging on the wall, about Obama's healthcare plan. And that the Republicans and the big greedy insurance companies are trying to make idiots out of you. By dumping on OUR medicare system.
Which is ridiculous eh? Because compared to yours our system is the BEST.
You see...in our country when you get sick all you have to worry about is getting well. Because we believe all sick people have a right to be treated equally....in the pursuit of good health and happiness.
While in your country it's all about squeezing the sick for profits.
For Potter it was a dreadful realisation that healthcare in America had failed millions of poor, sick people and that he, and the industry he worked for, did not care about the human cost of their relentless search for profits. "It was over-powering. It was just more than I could possibly have imagined could be happening in America,"
"I worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies and I saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick: all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors."
So in our country when you arrive at a hospital the first person who sees you is a doctor or a nurse. While in your country it's usually a clerk demanding to know how you are going to pay for your treatment. With cash, or a credit card, your house, or EVERYTHING you own?
Which can make you even SICKER eh?
And if you can't pay it's off to the Zimbabwe welfare hospital....or the cattle barn.
So when you see those ridiculous TV ads just remember those greedy grubbers are just trying to fool you so they can keep making money out of your MISERY.
Don't listen to that Canadian woman,Shona Holmes, who says in one of those ads she was going to die because she couldn't get an operation. When in fact she wasn't.
Just remember who is funding her challenge.
And who is paying for those crazy ads.
Rick Scott, a former hospital company chief executive, leads a group called Conservatives for Patients’ Rights. He was forced to resign as C.E.O. after his company defrauded the government through overbilling and is now spending his time trying to block meaningful health care reform by terrifying us with commercials of “real-life stories of the victims of government-run health care.”
Remember too....because this is REALLY important...that thanks to our "socialist" medicare system we live longer on average than you do.
And when it comes to those famous waiting times...well....why don't I let some other hosers tell you about them...
Yup. Those are real hosers. Always complaining about something.
Oh....and one more thing. And this is why I find your ugly squabble so RIDICULOUS.
Even if Obama does manage to improve your healthcare system, it STILL won't be as good as ours.
Sorry. Only in Canada eh?
Good luck. Your proud to be a Canadian friend.
P.S. If our RepubliCon Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a commercial attacking medicare. Because he spent FIFTEEN years trying to destroy it, and he hates it sooooooooo much.
Don't listen to him either....