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The next time some “progressive” tells you that Canadian health care is superior to the U.S. system, ask him the following question: If their system is so great, why do the political leaders of that country eschew it for private care? The Montreal Gazette reports the following:
Former prime ministers Paul Martin, Jean Chretien and Joe Clark also have been treated at private medical clinics, [the president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association] told the annual meeting of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association.
During a speech, Dr. Brian Day showed slides of these politicians and pointed out how each has decried private medical care. Then, he explained why people with a choice often bypass the Canadian system:
Canada’s health-care system is inefficient, run by a bloated and expanding bureaucracy, and governed by political leaders who are hypocrites when it comes to their own personal health care.
So, it is entirely understandable that this system is avoided by people with the means to do so. What is more difficult to comprehend is why so many Americans want such a system for our country.