In today’s TownHall.com post, John Stossel relates some of the problems that Canadians have with their ‘free healthcare’. Below is a quote from that article. To read his full post, go to : http://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2012/06/13/improving_health_care
In the meantime, read this:
“True, surveys show that most Brits and Canadians like their free health care. But Dr. David Gratzer notes that most people surveyed aren’t sick. Gratzer is a Canadian who also liked Canada’s government health care — until he started treating patients.
More than a million Canadians say they can’t find a family doctor. Some towns hold lotteries to determine who gets to see one. In Norwood, Ontario, my TV producer watched as the town clerk pulled four names out of a big box and then telephoned the lucky winners. “Congratulations! You get to see a doctor this month.”
Think the wait in an American emergency room is bad? In Canada, the average wait is 23 hours. Sometimes they can’t even get heart attack victims into the ICU.”