Private Health Care Business in Canada? I Thought They were the Model of Universal Healthcare?


Look what happens when people are provided a choice. Who really wants the government to provide them healthcare? These are the same folks that responded so quickly when Hurricane Katrina hit. The government is an inefficient and wasteful entity at best, do you really want your care and your children’s care in the hands of the government?

As Obama and the Democrats go down the path of socialism and government control of healthcare, maybe Americans need to take a look to our good friend to the North and see how their universal healthcare is doing.

Canada’s universal healthcare system is always referenced as a beacon of success for universal healthcare. Really? Maybe someone should tell Canadians that. Having to face long waits, rationalized medical care and substandard care and interesting thing is occurring in the Great White North. Private clinics are opening and providing Canadians with care who are willing to pay. What a novel concept, the free market system is alive and well and working in Canada.

“I think there is a fundamental shift in different parts of the country that’s beginning to happen. I think people are beginning to realize that they should have a choice,” says Luc Boulay, a partner at St. Joseph MRI, a private clinic in Quebec that charges around $700 for most scans.

What a not so bizarre twist of fate as a country with universal healthcare is moving toward private care and a country, the United States, that has a private healthcare model is moving towards a government controlled universal, single payer system. This is not about saving healthcare in the US, it is about controlling healthcare.

Question: how many people when HMO’s first came on the scene and were forced into them because your employer foolishly chose the lest expensive insurance plan? How many of you were suddenly faced with the doctor and care you had been provided was suddenly considered not covered or not medically necessary? Get ready to witness that again, government style.

Under Obama’s universal healthcare it will be welcome to rationalized care. How else does anyone think that those that don’t have an insurance plan are going to be covered? Either premiums go up or services go down.

Of course under Obama’s universal healthcare plan, he stated during the elections that he would not tax individual’s healthcare plans to pay for his. That campaign promise was considered a lie at the time and now President Obama seems to be open to taxing the middle class for your healthcare plan in an effort to force you into a government one.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Private Health Care Business in Canada? I Thought They were the Model of Universal Healthcare?”

    1. rightknight on July 1st, 2009 2:47 pm

      For the unethical politician, controlling health care
      is controlling the Money (1/5 of the GNP?). For the
      tax Payer, it amounts to forced charity for illegals
      and everyone else who does not contribute taxes as well
      as those who contribute little tax. The Payers will be
      in the same line of substandard medicine (rationed
      and curtailed per budget constraints) as the hangers-
      on. Politicians expect to circumvent sub-standard
      health care and not be in those lines themselves.
      It is bad procedure to permit this. Rationing is the
      ONLY method possible for dispensing ‘care’.

    2. Dolf on July 1st, 2009 4:14 pm

      ppl with money have always found a way to get ahead of the pack.

    3. Dolf on July 1st, 2009 4:34 pm

      take a look at the Dutch system.

      private companies run our healthcare system.

    4. txchic on July 1st, 2009 8:36 pm

      read up on this…

      the public hospitals in the u.k. completely suck as i can testify from 1st hand experience. the private hospitals on the bupa plan are a world apart. most of the better employers offer the private coverage.

      i can also tell you that in the u.k. doctors will & do take cash under the table to speed things up. when you’re told it will be a 2 year wait for coverage, a parent will pay.

      many of the doctors & nurses from canada have moved to the u.s. for better paying jobs. it’s created a worse shortage there than we suffer from here. things will only get worse when you cover more people without addressing the root problem: shortage of health care employees.

    5. Dolf on July 2nd, 2009 1:41 am

      true, the healthcare sector is screaming for employees

    6. Prosperity on July 2nd, 2009 6:13 am

      Link to Dutch Healthcare Review –

      “The Netherlands has been named as having the best healthcare system in Europe, emerging as the overall winner in the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2008.”

      Do the Dutch include millions of illegal immigrants in their healthcare, education, and welfare system?

      Will there ever be enough money for quality care if you don’t control or admit to the many who fail to contribute?

    7. SUPER DAVE on July 2nd, 2009 7:08 am

      i work for a doctor on the weekends and he says now that idibama has the drug companies covering some medicaid costs, that doctors will be asked next to absorb the rest.
      he says he will not work for 40.00 a patient and will close his clinic before bowing down to this

    8. katablog on July 2nd, 2009 9:51 am

      yes Super Dave, it’s true. All insured and uninsured that pay their own bills pick up the cost of medicare, medicaid and their subscription drug plans. When the government tells the pharmacies and doctors that they will only pay $xx for a drug or treatment that costs $xxx – someone has to pay. The provider simply ups the cost to the non-government patients.

      When everyone becomes a government patient, the quality and quantity available will go down, down, down. Those without jobs can afford to go and wait at the doctor’s office for 4 hours for treatment, those working cannot.

    9. SUPER DAVE on July 2nd, 2009 11:09 am

      obama’s nominee nancy ann de-pearle was director of several companies being investigated by the feds.
      does obama know anyone who is not associated with criminal wrongdoing ? i think not.
      just think , the U.S. is now being used as abase for a whole party of hardcore criminals and worst of all, they are running our country !!

    10. Dolf on July 3rd, 2009 2:23 am

      only registered ppl aply for healthcare

      illegals are not registered.

      the pharma companies make a ton of money from you, you pay higher prices then us for the same drugs

    11. Dolf on July 3rd, 2009 2:25 am

      btw. we don’t have millions of illegal immigrants

      and they only come to the US and EU because we are much richer then them

    12. bill on July 3rd, 2009 11:47 am

      I paid $800.00 deductible for an MRI scan with full insurance. $700.00 would have been a bargin.I paid that deductible three times total $2400.00 for MRI scans.You’ll change your tune when you get sick and have a chance to experience our health care system.

    13. Dolf on July 7th, 2009 8:33 am

      when I have to go to a hospital I receive no bill, same for a normal doctor

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