When someone else pays for your health care, that someone else also decides when to pull the plug.

True, surveys show that most Brits and Canadians like their free health care. But Dr. David Gratzer notes that most people surveyed aren’t sick. Gratzer is a Canadian who also liked Canada’s government health care — until he started treating patients.

More than a million Canadians say they can’t find a family doctor. Some towns hold lotteries to determine who gets to see one. In Norwood, Ontario, my TV producer watched as the town clerk pulled four names out of a big box and then telephoned the lucky winners. “Congratulations! You get to see a doctor this month.”

Think the wait in an American emergency room is bad? In Canada, the average wait is 23 hours. Sometimes they can’t even get heart attack victims into the ICU.

That’s where we’re headed unless Obamacare is repealed.

John Stossel doesn’t exactly make for cheerful reading, especially first thing in the morning…

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2 comments

  1. swampie · · Reply

    My mom, an R.N., worked with Canadian doctors that had fled their health care system. She regularly told me horror stories about how bad the wait for medical care was there.

  2. […] Pixie Place II | When someone else pays for your health care, that someone else also decides when to pull the plug. […]

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