Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Money or Time?

Today’s Wall St. Journal has a brief editorial titled, “Waiting Game”, that explains the health care crisis in Canada. Democrats in the U.S. love to point to Canada’s nationalized health care as a goal for America.

According to the editorial a Canadian study found that:

“In 2005 it found “total waiting time between referral from a general practitioner and treatment, averaged across all 12 specialties and 10 provinces was 17.7 weeks.”

“17.7 weeks”! That’s almost 5 months on my calendar. The moral of the story when comparing the U.S. and Canada’s health system is you pay for what you get.

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