Friday, October 12, 2007

Rudy Guiliani stands up for Canadian patients

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani was speaking at a Republican presidential debate held Oct. 8 in Dearborn, Mich. hosted by Chris Matthews.

The National Post (Oct. 12, 2007) wrote:

"Addressing Matthews, he brought up "a looming problem with Canada that you missed. If we do HillaryCare or socialized medicine, Canadians will have no place to go to get their healthcare.""

How true. We know that the U.S. acts as the relief valve for the inadequacies of Ontario's health monopoly. Ontario sadly just re-elected the Liberals after an election campaign which virtually ignored the discussion of the obvious problems with our health monopoly.
The forefront of healthcare debate in Ontario should consider re-introducing market measures into our socialist-handicapped health system. Yet, the American debate is how to introduce this socialist mirage into their system! Everyone in Canada must have once believed that what yesterday's Hillary, Tommy Douglas, was peddling in the 1960's in Canada was good, but look at what his seemingly-good intentions have incrementally wrought.
Liberals don't care much about patient choice; they care about establishing a system of state-dependency. Tommy Douglas's ghost is still sending Canadian patients to America for treatment, just like in several generations, HillaryCare will be sending Americans to Mexico.
The tempting dream sure sounded good at the time.

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