But I thought their healthcare was so much better than ours, Part 8
The Canadian healthcare system that we Americans are allegedly too stupid to adopt is in a state of disrepair according to the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association.
“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” [Dr. Anne Doig] said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
“We know that there must be change,” she said. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”
It gets better:
Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA…has been saying…that “a health-care revolution has passed us by,” that it’s possible to make wait lists disappear while maintaining universal coverage and “that competition should be welcomed, not feared.”
In other words, Ouellet believes there could be a role for private health-care delivery within the public system.
So why should we try to make our healthcare system more like Canada’s when it sounds like Canada’s healthcare system is becoming more like ours?