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Shona Holmes: Crusader for Justice or Fox "News" Prevaricator?

Posted on 2009.28.07 at 11:23

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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-07-29 01:51 (UTC) ()
Would I be wrong in figuring that this is because they're next door, and nothing to do with the quality/representative nature of its national health care system.

Oh, definitely. The general thought of the average citizen is that any national health system is the spawn of Satan. Canadians are singled out because they're next to us. Of course, they're singled out with almost no knowledge of Thing One about the country, mind you, but you're right, it's proximity.

Apparently Australia is one of the systems our federal government has looked at because of its two-tiered system (along with Germany, IIRC). I'm only just starting to read about Australian politics and stuff, so I don't know any stats about its effectiveness (except for the general idea that as a rule people in countries with national health systems tend to be healthier than we are).

Edited at 2009-07-29 01:52 (UTC)
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