We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Back then we could afford to go to the doctor. And we could afford insurance. What the heck happened?
One of the less-discussed burdens on the Canadian health care system is Americans who sneak in to make use of it.
"...a market where Americans can one-stop shop for a health care plan, compare benefits and prices, and choose the plan that's best for them, in the same way that Members of Congress and their families can. None of these plans should deny coverage on the basis of a preexisting condition, and all of these plans should include an affordable basic benefit package that includes prevention, and protection against catastrophic costs. I strongly believe that Americans should have the choice of a public health insurance option operating alongside private plans. This will give them a better range of choices, make the health care market more competitive, and keep insurance companies honest."
[In late June 09,] 19 antiabortion Democrats in the House sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, warning that they ‘cannot support any health-care-reform proposal unless it explicitly excludes abortion from the scope of any government-defined or subsidized health-insurance plan.’ … If an explicit ban on abortion coverage were imposed…it could have much further-reaching implications than the Hyde Amendment ever did. It could, in fact, have the effect of denying abortion coverage to women who now receive it under their private insurance plans. Nearly 90% of insurers cover abortion procedures, according to a 2002 survey by the Guttmacher Institute… [source]
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