Watch Rep. Dennis Kucinich confront an MD who claimed that "the Canadian health care system is worse than the US's."
Way to go Dennis!
Too bad the Media cannot hold these guys accountable like Kucinich did in the video above.
Instead our American media likes to present itself as an "umpire" between "the rival sides" - as if they both had "truthful evidence" behind them. That is a BAD policy and does not serve us.
C-Span's Washington Journal interviewed Dr. Robert Ouelett, Former President of The Canadian Medical Association.
His discussion of the Canadian health care system reveals the current lies being spread to frighten people here and kill health care reform.
The US is the only major industrialised country that does not provide regular healthcare to all its citizens. Instead, we are required to provide for ourselves - and 50 million of us can't afford the insurance.
As a result, 18,000 US citizens die every year needlessly, because they can't access the care they require.
The Republicans want to defend the existing system. Politicians and fringe "grassroots protest groups" are given massive sums of money by the private medical firms who benefit from the deadly status quo.
But they can't kill health care reform honestly so they have to invent lies to make any life-saving extension of health care sound depraved.
Maybe it's because I know more "starving artists" than most, this issue is keeping me awake nights. I see and hear the suffering around me and it is heartbreaking.
If I could think of a way to paint this subject I wouldn't have to talk about it so much.
“The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
- Senator Paul Wellstone
Please call your CongressCritters & Obama now (and at least once a week) to demand a strong public healthcare option!
House and Senate
The White House
And tell them your story. Pressure from the people is the only way to make it happen.