Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whoops a Daisy

Presidents of Canadian Medical Association:
We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize," [incoming CMA president] Doig told 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."
Oh, my.
His thoughts on the issue are already clear. [Current CMA president] 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.
Oh dear, oh dear. Haven't they heard that limiting government power is fascistic?

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., you want to socialize the health insurance industry in the U.S. because you hate rich people. And you think leadership is having a bunch of lobbyists write a 1000-page bill and signing it by Tuesday. Meanwhile, in your universe, anyone who speaks out against this travesty is a racist.

UPDATE: Treacher notices some chutzpah.