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?
"I'm a born-bred Canadian, as well as my daughter and son, and I'm ashamed," Jill Irvine told FOX News. Irvine's daughter, Carri Ash, is one of at least 40 mothers or their babies who've been airlifted from British Columbia to the U.S. this year because Canadian hospitals didn't have room for the preemies in their neonatal units.
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.