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The Liberals finally played it.

April 24, 2011

The “American-style” healthcare card.

I thought that Canada might make it through an entire federal election campaign without hearing those words. No such luck.

The Conservatives will institute American-style healthcare!! We’re all going to die!! Harper hates Canadian-style everything!! Aaaaaaaagh!!!!

Stop it. Do people actually believe this crap? Are they really scared by it?

The thousands of Canadians who’ve been to the Mayo clinic probably don’t.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2011 2:18 pm

    HA! what exactly IS AMerican Style Healthcare? Oh, you mean where those who have money or a job that gives health insurance as a benefit get to see a doctor, and those who don’t have money or health insurance die from their ailments? Oh, yeah, that’s the ticket.

  2. Michele permalink*
    April 24, 2011 11:46 pm

    American-style healthcare means a timely diagnosis followed by a timely treatment.
    It means that I can make an appointment with the doctor of my choice at the time of my choice. I means that I can have the test that I need when I need it.

  3. April 24, 2011 11:58 pm

    It’s odd, you’d think that Mr. Ignatieff wouldn’t be scared of American style health care considering he’s spent about a bit of time in the US over the past 50 years, outside of the time he spend in the UK.

  4. Michele permalink*
    April 25, 2011 7:46 am

    And Layton should be a fan as well since he’s personally benefited from a private clinic.

  5. April 25, 2011 4:39 pm

    Oh wait… I forgot… Wait times and public health care are only for the peasants… They don’t apply to the politicians enforcing the rules.

  6. Scott Down permalink
    April 27, 2011 3:39 pm

    If you want American Style Healthcare, move to the States – where everything is fine and dandy and perfect and the streets are paved with gold…

    I don’t understand why you have to ruin our imperfect but somewhat egalitarian system just because you have a sense of entitlement and a crush on the damned Yankees.

    If you haven’t noticed, they aren’t doing so well in the budget department. Maybe we ought to set our sights a bit higher?

    If you don’t like wait times, then simply request that the government take a larger cut of your paycheques and improve the healthcare system with it – clearly you have the money to burn.

    Otherwise, take your free-market pride stateside. We don’t want their mess, we have enough mess of our own.

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