Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Another Reason Why Our Medicare is Better
When the media finally asks Stephen Harper why Canadians should trust him with medicare.
When he spent 15 years trying to destroy it. And he refuses to defend it now.
Maybe they should point out this story.
Research released this week in the American Journal of Public Health estimates that 45,000 deaths per year in the United States are associated with the lack of health insurance.
And if that's not sickening enough...
The ranks of the uninsured have grown, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It says the number of Americans without health insurance rose to 46.3 million last year, up from 45.7 million in 2007.
So how many people die each year in Canada because they can't afford insurance?
Exactly. We win. They LOSE. Forty five thousand to zero.
This Canadian knows that.
As Canadian citizens, we all pay for this incredible privilege of universal health care through our taxes, which are slightly higher than in the US. But I think about those MasterCard commercials from a few years back – "Piece of mind knowing that you and your family will never be financially ruined by health care bills? Priceless." There was a long, hard political fight for universal health care in Canada. Man, was it worth it.
So why doesn't Stephen Harper? Don't let him destroy our beautiful human system....or ship you out in a body bag.
Theo Moudakis/Toronto Star
Get rid of him instead.
Tell him we're Canada not Amerika eh?
And we expect BETTER...