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Default Re: 25 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Ele

Here is an interesting article about Single Payer HC.

What We Call National Health Care or Single-Payer Is a Crime Against Humanity

When Bernie Sanders visited Canada’s national health care system on a fact-finding mission, he came away mightily impressed. “Somehow or another in Canada,” he said, “for a number of decades, they have provided quality care to all people without out-of-pocket expenses…And they do it for about 50 percent per capita of the cost that we spend.” His claims are not only debatable, they are fraudulent. Anyone who cites the Canadian model as a medical paradigm is guilty of special pleading.

For one thing, “quality care” does not exist in Canada; indeed, such “care” closely approximates Third-World levels, as we will see below. For another, according to a 2018 Canadian government survey, out-of-pocket expenses constitute about $36 billion or 15 percent of health care spending. As we know, government reports regularly underestimate in their projections. Out-of-pocket expenses are far higher, not only for dental and many pharmaceuticals—the Canadian system does not cover essential medications—but with regard to value-added surcharges.


As for Bernie, who, unlike my friend, underwent heart surgery on the same day that he experienced chest pains, there is apparently no conflict of interest. Socialists never worry about inconsistency. Ironically, although highly critical of Israel and sympathetic to its enemies, Bernie’s life was saved by stent implants developed in Israel, which makes him the cardiac hypocrite par excellence. But on second thought, most of those who sing the praises of national health care while profiting from parallel systems are equally hypocritical. Only the common folk, deluded or helpless as always, need suffer the terminal disease of single-payer medicare. As John Robson mordantly writes in the National Post, “we have the greatest health-care system in the world no matter how awful the results.”

Whenever I visit one of our hospitals, I see in mind’s eye Dante’s inscription over the Gates of Hell in Canto III of the Inferno: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

The quote in bold got my attention. Bernie favors a system where the average wait time is counted in week and months while himself having a procedure done the same day in which the problem is found. As with most in the ruling class, they would not have to wait for their services, that is for those of us "unwashed masses".
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