Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The missing ingredient 

There are many Americans who would have the United States adopt the Canadian system for financing and rationing health care. Unfortunately, we would be missing the one essential ingredient that makes the Canadian system so popular up North.

Oh, Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

MORE: Somehow, it seems like a good time to link this study, which argues that many of the attacks on the American system for paying for health care are unproved or palpably not true. The linked paper is not without its own flaws, but if you care about the fate of your loved ones who battle disease today or just want to understand the basis for reorganizing 16% of GDP, you might want to print it off and read it in your next quiet moment.


By Blogger Viking Kaj, at Wed Apr 15, 08:30:00 PM:

That's the dumbest thing I ever heard of, unless, wait a minute, why don't we take a country full of alcholics and put all the beer in one store. Yeah, that's it. And we could call it "Brewer's retail". Yeah, that's the ticket.

Canada, the home of one idea bright idea after another...  

By Anonymous QuakerCat, at Thu Apr 16, 08:41:00 AM:

There is one other missing ingredient that makes the Canadian and any other country's nationalized health system work; it's called medical malpractice lawyers. Once this group of scumbags is somehow managed better will America ever have the possibility of a Nationalized Healthcare System.  

By Blogger Greg Toombs, at Thu Apr 16, 01:45:00 PM:

QuakerCat -

That's a great question. Trial attorneys support the Democrats, who in turn are pushing national socialized healthcare.

I find it hard to believe the Democrats would write the lawyers out of the picture, no matter how much money could be saved.

If(!) the Republicans were smart they would use this point to tie the Democrats into knots as this proceeds, given the inherent conflict here.  

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