Saturday, June 06, 2009

It's not hard to see where Universal Healthcare will lead us

Because, we don't have to imagine. It's right here for us to see.

I know, I know ... we'll do it "better", right?

h/t Dan Collins.

Exit question, when the U.S. socializes health care, where will the Canadians go?

The Canadian system is supposedly one of the main models upon which the coming American health care revolution will be based. And yet this wondrous Canadian system seems to be more and more incapable of providing relatively common medical procedures to Canadian citizens, even in Canada’s most populous province. Because the system is controlled by a bureaucracy, it doesn’t respond to market pressures (goodness knows that most of the time, bureaucracies barely respond to political pressure) and in fact can’t even figure out what the market is demanding. All of this results in the Canadian government relying on the supposedly inferior US system to provide lifesaving care in many instances. No wonder 3 out of 4 Canadians live within easy driving distance of the US border.