Wednesday, May 31, 2006

And yet more Random Blathering

Still working on the healthcare article. There is just so much information to sift through.

Amazingly enough it turns out that save for those who have a vested interest in forcing us to pay for what we now get for free, our healthcare system is a standard for many.

If the US were to adopt our system it would save their country $280 billion dollars.

Not exactly chump change.
"Lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States," the Institute said. Therefore, "By 2010, everyone in the United States should have health insurance...

I should mention the above quote comes from here
Good news on the Canadian medical front. Now that the CMA has been hijacked by the for profit types a new organization has been founded, Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
From their website;
CDM - Vision and Mission
A responsive, sustainable publicly funded healthcare system exists as the highest expression of Canadians caring for one another.

The mission of CDM is to provide a voice for Canadian doctors who believe in and support Canada's publicly funded system for physician and hospital care, and who reject private insurance and direct payment for these medically necessary services.

Finally for those that can don't forget the anti P3 rally this Sat. June 3rd. @ Queens Park. 12:30

3 Comments:

Blogger Melissa said...

Do you have a link to CDM? They sound really interesting

11:34 PM  
Blogger April Reign said...

Yes, I'll add it to the body of the post too.

Thanks for asking. I've been working on an article on healthcare and footnoting it and I think I'm on link strike! :)

http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/

8:06 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

thanks! looking forward to the post

8:41 AM  

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