OK! Let’s put aside the bullshit and get to some semblance of truth. We here in the
Yet, we have the neocon Kool-Aid drinkers actually advocating against their own self-interest. Watch the video and check out getting the Canadian health care system right. This here is the undiluted truth, people. No Kool-Aid and sugar-free...
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We’re all corporate cheerleaders.
I watch in utter amazement and embarrassment as some Americans go out of their way to advocate against their won self-interest. And like many others, I wonder how it all came to be... How did we all become shills for corporations? Then I heard about Doug Rushkoff's new book Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take it Back, and it hit me. the corporate values of business, profit, and consumerism have so infected our lives that we are no longer can conceptualize life in any other way. We are victims of a dysfunctional societal relationship -- one that has come to seem so normal we are almost incapable of processing of how screwed up it really is.
If you are mugged, as Rushkoff was, your neighbors might be more concerned about property values than your health or safety.
The corporation is our new God -- I call it Korporate Kristianity -- my euphemism for fascism. Let’s take the current health care “debate.” corporations are spending $1.4 million a day to pay thousands of lobbyists to defeat any kind of health care reform. We have all heard the lies and misinformation: from “death panels” to rationing to utter disinformation about other national models. Specifically the Canadian and British models have been mercilessly trashed and misrepresented by a media that’s owned by a handful of (yup) corporations.
So, let’s start with our neighbors from the north in
First? Numbers, as my friend Will likes to point out, don’t lie. If the only way we compared the two systems was with statistics, there is a clear winner. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispute the fact that
But let’s be clear: logic isn’t what is fueling this debate, if it was, we would’ve had a single payer option 15 years ago, when the insurance giants promised they would get their act together. Opponents of such a system cite
Wrong! The opposite is true: the
The Canadian system is more expensive than that of the U.S.
Bullshit! Ten percent of
What the American neocon corporate shills don’t realize is that such care costs about $45 billion per year, and someone has to pay it. This is why insurance premiums increase every year for insured patients while co-pays and deductibles also rise rapidly.
This is the “I don’t want the gub’mint to tell me what to do” argument. While HMOs and other private medical insurers in the
There are no requirements for pre-authorization whatsoever. If your family doctor says you need an MRI, you get one. In the
There are long waits for care, which compromise access to care.
Part of the neocon “rationing” scare tactic. There are no waits for urgent or primary care in
Canadians are paying out of pocket to come to the
I’ve seen too many neocon twats posting this lie on the internet; let me put it to rest. Most patients who come from
No, goober, you’re incorrect.
So, there you have it, the undiluted truth. It might you feel uncomfortable and doesn’t jibe with what your daddy told you, but as Will would say: the numbers don’t lie.
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