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The Truth About the Canadian Health Care System I Spent Years Disparaging

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.

The Battle for Vermont's Health -- And Why It Matters for the Rest of the Country

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Despite the ceaseless spin, Vermont lawmakers last May demonstrated they could not be bought nor intimidated when they became the first in the nation to pass a bill that will probably establish a single-payer beachhead in the U.S.

Paying For Cancer Treatment for Children in America With a Car Wash, Bake Sale and Fish Fry

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Caroline's story is not unique. Tragedies like her's occur so often, in fact, that they rarely make the news anymore. But it is precisely because they are an everyday occurrence that health care reform was so urgently needed.

Park City Vantage Point Puts Tragedy of American Health Care in Vivid Relief

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Had Sarah Burke's accident occurred in Canada, her family would not be having to come up with more than half a million dollars to pay for her care. Her care would have been covered because, unlike the U.S., Canada has a system of universal coverage.

Health Care Reform Is Smart Economics

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The legislation benefits millions of people as well as the economy because universal health care is not just smart and fair social policy -- it is also smart economic policy.

Why Poor Women With Breast Cancer Should Move to Canada

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

While Canadians might face slightly longer waits for breast cancer treatment than wealthy Americans, the least well-off Americans receive no treatment at all.

Thousands From Canada And Europe Praise Their National Health Care On Global Message Board

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday, global online advocacy network attempted to inject a dose of reality into the heated debate over health care reform by launching ...

Health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Kiefer Sutherland, who plays a rogue intelligence agent in 24, is the grandson of Tommy Douglas, who is credited with creating the modern Canadian universal health-care system.

In a Sense, Abroad Part Quatre: You Bet They Canada!

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

How long before Americans realize that the pay-or-die option so generously offered by the medical and drug industry really does not represent the best care in the world?

The "Party of Business" Gets the Business of Health Care Wrong

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The wisdom of universal health care is proven and accepted all over the world except in the minds of partisan ignoramuses defending the indefensible.

Canadian Media, Pols Fed Up With GOP's Lies About Its Health-Care System

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

Some Canadian politicians, Canada's press, and my Canadian friends are not amused by the GOP's predictable attacks, distortions, and outright lies about Canada's popular, government-run health system.

While Lobbyists Lament Rationing, Some Patients Want It

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

The rant about rationing is designed to make consumers feel that no one will be able to get in to see a doctor under a public plan and make efforts at real health care reform fail.

If You Don't Want the Public Option, Get the Hell Out of the Way

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If certain wingnuts and Republicans don't want affordable, guaranteed health insurance, then they don't have to sign up. They're welcome to continue to defiantly roll the dice with their private plans.

Americans Who've Used Canada's Health-Care System Respond to Current Big-Lie Media Campaign

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

My wife and I used Canada's health care system for years, and we've been incensed by the lies we've heard back here in the U.S. about how it's supposedly broken.

Canadians Talk to Americans About Health Care

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

An advertisement outlining Canadian dissatisfaction with government run health care is met with disagreement from Canadians.

Single-Payer Health Care Advocates Deserve a Place at the Table

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The Obama plan can only be a centrist compromise once it allows single-payer advocates to come to the table.

Health Care Reform by Medicare Expansion

Michael D. Intriligator | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael D. Intriligator

Medicare Expansion would establish a system of national health care in the United States, which would both control costs and provide quality basic health care to all Americans.