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06/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Canadians Talk to Americans About Health Care

People from Toronto respond to a US advertising campaign about the Canadian health-care system:

While the debate over changes to the US health-care system continues, lobby groups are investing advertising dollars to get their point across. One such group, Conservatives for Patient's Rights has released an advertisement outlining Canadian dissatisfaction with government run health care.

Geraldine Cahill played a recent commercial by Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) for some Torontonians May 23rd and asked for their opinions on the commercial's depiction of the Canadian health care system.

The commercial cautions Americans about the dangers of a government-run health care by portraying stories of Canadians mistreated within their health system.

"I think it's totally shocking," Sylvain Meyrous said, after viewing the commercial. "It doesn't reflect reality, I think. From what I gather, most Canadians are very happy with their health care system. As a new Canadian myself, I am very satisfied with the system." Meyrous lived and worked in the United States until a back injury forced him to go back to France after frustrated struggles with American insurance companies.

This video is the first in a TRNN series of forums and discussions of Canadians talking to Americans about health care issues.

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