Canada's ObamaCare Precedent (WSJ)
or Government decides treatment options.
Indeed, Canada's provincial governments themselves rely on American medicine. Between 2006 and 2008, Ontario sent more than 160 patients to New York and Michigan for emergency neurosurgery -- described by the Globe and Mail newspaper as "broken necks, burst aneurysms and other types of bleeding in or around the brain."
Mar 8, '10
Quote from tntrn
I think I get what you are saying: it's only okay for a company to make a profit if you (the generic you) approve of the kind of business they conduct.
I can't wait to tell Al Gore that he needs to stop selling carbon credits immediately because I vehemently disapprove on the premise he espouses.
Exactly, you by no means have to mean a generic "you" because that's exactly how I am. I'll own up to that. I do choose battles based on how I approve of someone's conduct. I know greed is greed, and abuse of the public is abuse, but I can only get self-righteous over a few things.
By all means, please call Mr. Gore. Choose your battles, choose what insults your soul and fight against it. I oppose the selling of carbon credits as well. People need to clean up, and not buy their way out of polluting the world.
Last edit by Tweety on Mar 8, '10
Mar 8, '10
Arguably, food is an even greater necessity than health care. Yet we allow grocers, food processors, and farmers to make a profit.
And we allow individuals and families choice in where they purchase their food. They can go to Aldi for low prices or Omaha Steaks for esquisite quality at great expense. Even those using food vouchers are allowed to make their purchases at any retailer which accepts them. Competition and the lack of a third party payor in most food transactions keeps the product affordable and quality high.
The system works reasonably well for those in need of "food care." A shame Obama does't advocate the same for health care.
Last edit by Jolie on Mar 8, '10