[July 12, 2007 @ 12:25 pm] Stuart Browning

Michael Moore isn’t the only advocate of government-run medicine to use deception and lies to further the cause. Paul Krugman at the New York Times, in a column earlier this week, defends the Canadian system with all the deceit he can muster:

Yes, Canadians wait longer than insured Americans for elective surgery. But over all, the average Canadian’s access to health care is as good as that of the average insured American …

Krugman wants his readers to think that by “elective”, he means things like hip replacements and cataract operations – when, in fact, “elective” surgery in Canada includes all cancer surgery and coronary artery bypass surgeries.

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