If Canada's national health-care system is so dang wonderful, why are so many Canadians coming to America to pay for their own medical care?Why would anyone want a system like that in Colorado?
Why is the hip replacement center of Canada in Ohio -- at the Cleveland Clinic, where 10 percent of its international patients are Canadians?
Why is the Brain and Spine Clinic in Buffalo serving about 10 border-crossing Canadians a week? Why did a Calgary woman recently have to drive several hundred miles to Great Falls, Mont., to give birth to her quadruplets?
It's simple. As the market-oriented Fraser Institute in Vancouver, B.C., can tell you, Canada's vaunted "free" government health-care system cannot or deliberately will not provide its 33 million citizens with the nonemergency health care they want and need when they need or want it.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Uh Oh, Canada
Bill Steigerwald asks some much-needed questions about government-run health care in Canada. Here's an excerpt: