Brought forward from a thread on Layton and Obama.
"Do we really have socialized medicine in Canada?
During the Maple Leaf Foods illness crisis, Minister of Health Tony Clement was schmoozing at the Democratic National Convention - and did not come home. Health Canada is told what to do by the FDA and Big Pharma - as Shiv Chopra's book, CORRUPT TO THE CORE, makes plain. In Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care budget is almost $40 billion dollars for this year alone - an amount that nearly equals the entire personal fortune of Bill Gates. That should break down to $2000 in health care for every person in Ontario. But because only 1/3 goes to actual patient care, Ontarians only get $650 or so of care. Ontario cannot afford $200 a month for a food allowance for mothers, children, the poor, disabled and elderly, but came up with about $500M over three years for Gardasil - a wart vaccine. And in some cities in Ontario, almost four out of ten people use walk-in clinics because they don't have physicians.
You are the taxpayer. You have a right to know what the Dickens is going on here!"