What's it going to do to the US economy?? After Canada went to nationalized healthcare it damned near ruined their economy (or so went the complaint 15 or 20 years ago). Now I'm lucky to find a Canadian in a car that isn't new when I'm on the Queen E and Robbie lives in a mansion on a lake, so I personally would like to be as "broke" as the Canadians
If THAT doesn't stir things up then I've lost my golden touch!
Having been around for 60 years now in the Canadian Health Care system, I think I can speak with some authority on it.
I can't recall that our economy almost got ruined when the system came into effect. Then again, I was quite young at the time and didn't have any understanding of the economy anyway
Our system gives EVERYONE health care. It doesn't matter if you are a millionaire or struggling to make ends meet, the care is available.
Are there waits for some services....of course there are. Are there some horror stories for some people...of course there are. But across the board, those who need urgent care, get it quickly.
In 1987, it was discovered that I had colon cancer. From barium enema, to CAT scan to surgery took two weeks. Was in the hospital for 5 days. I didn't pay a penny except for the additional cost of the private room which was covered by my private insurance which I had then and still have now.
People against universal heal care will always take the worse case scenarios and use them to scare people against this kind of system.
What really gets me is when I hear some Canadians say that we have "free health care"!!! Just ask them to look at the tax levels we pay on almost everything when they make their next purchase! The money to pay for health care has to come from somewhere and here it comes from our taxes which are higher than they are in the US.
BTW, I drive a nice 2008 Toyota Avalon and can be seen on the 401 and Queen E throughout the year
Also still waiting for you to contact me when you plan to drive by London so I can meet you for lunch.