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Yet another Canadian politician has chosen the much-maligned U.S. health care system over that of her own country. CTV reports the following:
Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who is battling breast cancer, traveled to California last June for an operation that was recommended as part of her treatment.
Stronach is merely the latest of Canada’s worthies to reject the health care system she foists upon her constituents. As I have pointed out here, Paul Martin, Jean Chretien and Joe Clark also share Stronach’s aversion to Canada’s vaunted single-payer system.
Not all of these people have come to the U.S. for care. Some have merely chosen private care over the public version they ostensibly support. One can hardly blame them, of course. Only American “progressives” are dumb enough to think government-run systems actually provide acceptable medical treatment.
Stronach’s choice once again begs this question: If Canada has such a wonderful single-payer system, why do its political leaders avoid it like the plague?
+ May 2007
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