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February 14, 2008

Socialized Medicine: Demonic, or Just Evil?

Related to my earlier post about American health care, we have this nice 2-part series by Canadian blogger Sara Robinson, debunking myths about the horrors and deviltry of the Canadian health care system. Granted, her very first point refutes the claim that Canada has “socialized medicine”, which makes the title of this post wrong, but, well, I already typed it and it’s kinda funny.

Mythbusting Canadian Health Care — Part I

Mythbusting Canadian Healthcare, Part II: Debunking the Free Marketeers

Very informative, and the author is willing to point out flaws and problems with the Canadian system where she sees them.

Posted by Jake on February 14, 2008 10:50 am


  1. Did anyone read the article about the Bits resorting to pulling their own teeth because of the horrid health care? What a crock! It seems the American media are doing their best to make other countries that provide for the citizens look bad. I know first hand how shitty this country’s policy is; after suffering an accident on my horse (to the tune of $32,000.00) I ended up losing my small ranch because I didn’t have insurance, nor the cash on hand to pay for surgery. I work hard, can’t afford private insurance and have serious health issues that I am forced to ignore because I don’t have the cash to get treatment. Wish I could afford to move out of this country, but alas, that’s not an option either

    Comment by sophie — February 15, 2008 @ 5:43 am

  2. Being from Canada, and unfortunately being a heavy user of the health care system, I can attest to the accuracy of the article. It’s very well written…

    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Trevor — February 18, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

  3. Oh my fucking god this article is amazing. I’ve half a mind to email it to everyone I know. One small criticism: it would be a better argumentative tool if the statistics were better cited.

    Comment by Hank — April 28, 2008 @ 1:25 am

  4. Or cited at all. Citing would be nice.

    Comment by Hank — April 28, 2008 @ 1:31 am

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