Re: Physicist Stephen Hawking tells US to stop attacking British health serviceAug 13th, 2009
Anyway, i guess seeing as how everyone is happy with Canada's healthcare, it has no room for improvement.
I would like to read some of these alleged legitimate arguments against socialized health care.
There are no arguments against covering every citizen, Machjo, that is what socialized health care is all about. In all developed countries except USA, government makes sure that everybody is covered.
USA lags behind all the socialized health care countries in terms of most health indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality etc. And USA spends much more on health care than any other country.
Proof of the pudding is in the eating, socialized health care works, fully private, Devil take the hindmost health care doesnít,
Well, there are some pretty good arguments as to why you cannot plain out outlaw private health care. I think many people think instituting a public healthcare system would mean outlawing private healthcare, and this need not be true and in fact needs to be not true.
You get a grip. Anyone can live anywhere they want in Canada. Doctors know that whiny hicks in the scrubs won't do what they're told anyway so what's the point?
Stick to you scrub brush shanty and keep your busybody know it all attitude. No one wants you living near them anyway. It probably saves you from getting punched in the mouth all the time and having to see a doctor who as you have pointed out, doesn't want to see you. Or those smelly hillbilly folk you ride in on.
Regarding ignorance of Americans, here is something that will crack you up. I was just watching the show ĎWho wants to become a millionaireí.
In that the 8000 $ question was, what is the name of Obamaís daughters. Now, I would think any school kid in USA knows it (or at least should know it). I knew the names as soon as Obama became the front runner.
Anyway, the contestant didnít know it, she phoned a friend. The friend was quite confident of the answer she told her it was A. The contestant went with that, and she told the wrong answer, she was out.
Doctors here are overloaded with patients and there are people that don't have a family physician. They use those walkin clinics.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Doctors are overloaded everywhere, Anna, not just in rural areas. In Ontario there is a shortage of Family doctors almost everywhere. 15 or 20 years ago the shortage was restricted to mostly rural areas. The Golden Horseshoe (the area between Toronto and Niagara) has plenty of doctors. But the situation has changed dramatically in the past 10 to 15 years, many old doctors have retired and new Family Physicians have not taken their place.
In Ontario, any Family Physician could set up practice almost anywhere and have more than enough patients in about six months. My wifeís practice was full after six months, she stopped taking new patients. She hasnít opened up her practice for years, now she only takes new patients if they are relatives of existing patients (and even then not always).
So as mentioned before, healthcare in Canada is fine, but only if you live in a city. That's hardly what I would call a good situation.
Again, that is the situation in most countries; Canada is not unique in that respect.
According to the WHO's ranking in 2000,(The World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems (external - login to view)), Canada's Health Care ranked 30th worldwide:
3 San Marino
18 United Kingdom
26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates
Why would the US be stupid enough to try to model its system on the Canadian one? The Canadian one is barely two-tier, mostly socialized. The best ones have proven to be two-tier systems. If the US were smart, it would be looking abroad to better models. Then again, if Canadians weren't so dogmatic, we'd be looking abroad too.
But there are arguements between pure medicare and two-tier. The best systems in the world are two-tier according to the WHO (see links above).
Some Canadians couldn't really give two hoots who Harpy is married to, let alone the names of his kids, either.
I never said that, Anna. Sure there are problems with the Canadian system, as there are with almost every system. What I said was that overall, it is a very good system (in spite of the isolated problems), and Canadians who trash it donít know what they are talking about. I stand by that.
In Canada we have different system, Anna. We leave the private life of our leaders alone (and a good thing too). I donít know the name of Harperís wife, how many kids they have, what are their names etc.
However, in USA they make the private life of their president public; they let it all hang out. I know a lot about the private life of Obama (his motherís name, his father was a Kenyan etc.). I know nothing about private life of Harper (which is as it should be, in my opinion).
There is no excuse for an American not to know the details of the private life of their president.
"System"? We have a "system" for knowing who the family members of pols are? And it's different than the American "system"? Yeah, our newsmedia are completely different than the Americans'. lmao
They most certainly are. They leave the private life of the PM alone; they donít go after the wife, kids etc.
This is in total contrast to the American system. They go after the families even in the primaries. Once a candidate wins the nomination, all of his private life is left to hang out in the open. The names of Obamaís daughter, Sasha and Malia, were common knowledge once he became the candidate. As I said, I still donít know how many kids Harper has or their names.
The two systems are totally different. While an average Canadian probably wouldnít know the names of PMís kids, there is no excuse for an American not to know the names of Presidentís kids (Whether it is Bush or Obama).