Monday, August 17, 2009

Canada's Obamacare Crumbles

If only Obama had as much trust in the free market as he wants Americans to have in government bureaucracy.

Canadian HealthCare Collapsing

Canada’s socialized single-payer healthcare system is revered by American liberals as a model of reform. Politicians ought to be looking to it as a model of what not to do. According to a report from The Canadian Press, both the current and the incoming presidents of the Canadian Medical Association have diagnosed Canada’s socialized healthcare system as sick and in critical condition.

Current CMA President Dr. Robert Ouellet says that in order to make waiting lists disappear, Canada needs – GASP! – private healthcare delivery. And, rather than focusing on budgets, the system ought to be “restructured to focus on patients.” What a novel concept!

And while President Obama is declaring that America’s free-market system is “unsustainable,” the incoming president of the CMA, Dr. Anne Doig, says, “[Canadians] have to understand that the system we have right now … is not sustainable.” According to Dr. Doig, “We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the Left’s model of reform.