In Defence of Canadian Healthcare

The forces of the status quo — like those in America today — fought back. Small and big business, patients and doctors groups — at different times they all fought reform. Doctors even went on strike, leaving sick women, men and children without care. But by 1984 the Canada Health Act had secured a national public health care system that has become part of our identity. It’s not a perfect system, but it works.

With health care reform in the U.S. closer to success than at any time in my life, our hopes are with you. Don’t let right-wing lies about Canada help derail health care reform in America.

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