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Old 08-09-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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Interesting and well-informed column:

Myths about Canada, U.S. health care debunked - Bill Mann's Canada - MarketWatch
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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But... but... but... it could never work here because MAO! LENIN! TROTSKY! STALIN! BLAAARRRGH!

Or so goes the usual rational, considered right-wing argument against single-payer health care.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: On Earth
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Hurrah for a great article!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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But... but... but... it could never work here because MAO! LENIN! TROTSKY! STALIN! BLAAARRRGH!

Or so goes the usual rational, considered right-wing argument against single-payer health care.
My right wing argument is that we cannot afford it. Liberals want an empire but want a single payer system. Can't do both.

EDIT: According to this article being "fiscally conservative" means waiting longer? What a ridiculous notion. Article: debunked.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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my argument is that I do not want any government in between me my physician.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Thanks, that was a great article. With the facts.

I'd add the WHO rankings of heatlhcare systems.

Canada 30th, USA 37th.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_H...health_systems

And the fact we pay 50% more in costs, in terms of % of GDP, than Canada does and we still don't cover everyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari..._United_States
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Here are some Canadian views on their system.



Editorial: medical insurance needs rethink

Will Canada’s health care system evolve into European parallel private model? Charter of Rights case will decide it | Vancouver Sun



I don't get too caught up in dissing the Canadian system but I bet if Canadians could start all over with a new system I'd bet it would be different than the one they currently have.

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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Great article!

Facts are fun.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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My right wing argument is that we cannot afford it. Liberals want an empire but want a single payer system. Can't do both.

EDIT: According to this article being "fiscally conservative" means waiting longer? What a ridiculous notion. Article: debunked.
They pay 2/3rds what we pay and they cover everyone so your assertion is absurd.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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They pay 2/3rds what we pay and they cover everyone so your assertion is absurd.
This is where most liberals fail in their logic, they think you can throw money at anything and that renders the entire problem solved.
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