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 Author: Jill Steidl
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:41 am 
I thought it would be good to provide a contrasting (and positive) perspective of the Canadian health care system for those who can see past the fear propaganda. The link below is to a Truthout article which I enjoyed. You'll find some informative details about their system toward the bottom of the piece.

http://www.truthout.org/082709A?n

Jill


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 Author: timothius
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:04 pm 
Jill,

This was a great article and written from the authors soul. A couple of things caught my eye. T.C. Douglas and his motto of "Humanity before private interests". This to me is very important, but non of our politicians are on board for this at all. It's pretty much true that we cannot pay for this proposed program but because the government wants to compete with industry (to keep it fair). it is about the industry and not us. PATIENTS FIRST!

The second thing is "America's unwillingness to learn form other countries". Wow that hit the nail on the head. I was working for Texas A&M University and we had a really bad computer system issue. I called a friend in the same university that had and survived the same issue. My boss found out and tore me apart for that. She said I should have figured it out on my own and That I had made her look bad. America's learning from others is like men asking for directions!

I have said this many times here, I am not against national health care. I am against this plan before the congress now. If we go for national health care it has to be a single payer care system and it has to be better then the rest of the world's. Regardless of what that article said people still come here for health care.

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Tim

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