As resistance to U.S. health reform rages on -- with its inane, vicious, even racist overtones -- it should remind Canadians of the dangers of allowing our public health-care system to deteriorate.
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It is awfully tempting -- painfully so -- to feel superior to the United States over its national debate, and I use the term irresponsibly, on health-care reform. But give Americans their due.
Imagine the scene. America 2009. Eighteen thousand people have died in one year, an average of almost 50 a day. Who's taking them out? What's killing them? It's lack of adequate health care.
The right in Canada, like its American counterpart, has discouraged the public from trusting government to provide public services, so that the private sector can provide them instead at a profit.
Lalo 'motor mouth' Espejo and Patrick 'patrick' Pennefather present their commentary on Canadian Health Care to counter Republican darling, Shona Holmes.
America is shaping up for a fight on a health care -– and it’s going to be tough. I know because in Canada my party has been there –- we fought the long battle and we won.