Okay, she might be doing her job I don't know. I don't have cable and this is the first time I've heard of her. But what is her job exactly? If it's to report the news accurately and honestly, she's not doing a very good job, however, if it's P.R for the right-wing, she's doing an excellent job.
Take a look back where she shows an excerpt of the Canadian woman that “had to wait six months just to see a doctor”. Okay, sure. Canadians have to wait sometimes. But, what a lot of people don't know is that Americans wait
too. And as far as I can gather, wait times in Canada lead to unmet health needs for about 3.5%
of Canadians. Furthermore, her “Canadian” implies that Canadians don't have freedom of choice concerning Doctors. What a load of nonsense. Canadians can pick their own Doctors.
She then brings up the “illegal immigrant” factor. And points out that of the 47 million uninsured people in the US, about 21% of the uninsured are immigrants
however, she is a bit misleading when she says, “about 1 in 4 are said to be illegal immigrants”, many of them could be legal immigrants, and many of them could be on a path to citizenship.
She then throws out a bunch of numbers about wait times in Canada for surgery. This whole “news” segment was basically an attempt to play on people's fears, she asks, “if we mirror their system, what border are we going to cross?” I don't know, I guess we could do what nearly 1 million Californians do annually
and seek medical treatment in Mexico. Furthermore, the idea that Canadians are crossing the border in hordes for medical care is grossly exagerated.
In her closing remarks, she makes assumptions about “our friends in Great Britain and Canada”, implying that they do not like their health care system. I can't speak for the UK, I can however say that 87%
of Canadians say they are very satisfied, or somewhat satisfied with health care and physicians services.
Here's the problem, how many people watch Fox News and of those people, how many believe what's reported? Cable news is a joke, all of it. But the thing that bothers me about it is people should
be able to turn on the television, flip to any cable news channel and get accurate, honest information, not propaganda. Some people would feel inclined to blame Americans for this. After all, some will tune in and believe what they see. Well, why is that bad? Why shouldn't they be able to do so? Is it too much to ask to expect our media outlest to be honest? The reason it's bad of course is because most of what you see on cable news (or maybe even any news source) is nonsense. We can't take it on face value, we have to question the things we see on the news.