Monday, August 17, 2009

Canadian Socialized Medicine "Imploding"

Excerpted from Google News, via Canadian Press:

SASKATOON — The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country's health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country - who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting - recognize that changes must be made.

"We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," Doing 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."

The pitch for change at the conference is to start with a presentation from Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA, who has said there's a critical need to make Canada's health-care system patient-centred. He will present details from his fact-finding trip to Europe in January, where he met with health groups in England, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and France.

His thoughts on the issue are already clear. Ouellet has been saying since his return 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....

The Obama administration, far from being "hip" and "cutting edge" and "progressively forward thinking," is mired in an idealistic socialism that even modern socialists reject - that which fell with the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact. All the evidence is in - and Obama's socialist impulses have been conclusively proven not to work.

It is joyously ironic that at the exact moment that the socialized health care systems are seeking to encourage private insurance health care delivery, the Obamazombies, mired in 1970s Soviet propaganda, are seeking to dispense with the same.

Poor Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama! Apparently editing the law review gave him no understanding of history or economics!

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