Friday, October 12, 2007

Oy Canada (Part ??)

What if you were an expectant mother, covered under Canada's much-vaunted national health care system? Everyone's covered, the care (according to Michael Moore, et al) is excellent, what could possibly beat that?
Anyone who's ever bought those "one size fits all" gloves knows that the copy is missing a key word: "one size fits all, poorly."
And that seems to be the problem with nationalized health care systems, such as the one in place for our Neighbors to the North:
"Canada's socialized health care system, hailed as a model by Michael Moore in his documentary, "Sicko," is hurting, government officials admit, citing not enough money for more equipment and staff to handle high risk births."
Say it with me: Ooops.
Does this mean that our system is perfect?
Of course not.
But it's kinda like saying "well, the police don't catch every crook, or solve every crime, so we should scrap the entire justice system willy-nilly." That's obviously silly.
But then, so is nationalized health care.
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