Monday, July 2, 2018

More Nationalized Healthcare #Winning

First, from our Neighbors to the North (ie CanuckCare�). Our friend Holly R tips us to this interesting tidbit:

"Ontario�s government will no longer offer free prescriptions to kids and young adults with private coverage"

Wait, what??

Government-run health care is free in Canada, so what's this about "private coverage?" Well, regular IB readers already know that dirty little secret. As we pointed out 13 years ago:

"The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Quebec law banning private medical insurance"

In the event, Canadians savvy enough to buy their own coverage, and also forced to pay for the gummint-run one, can no longer benefit from the latter. Actually, this isn't all that different from ObamaPlans, where men are forced to pay for women's health care with no corresponding coverage for themselves.

Next up, Across the Pond to the Much Vaunted National Health System� where, thanks to Sally Pipes, we learn that:

"Tens of thousands of protesters [took] to the streets of London [yesterday] as they mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service by marching to Downing Street."

Wait, we've been constantly reminded about what a great deal the MVNHS� represents. How can this be?

Well:

"The march is part of a larger movement of pressure on the government for increased funding and staffing for the NHS, as well as a protest against privatisation."

Heh.

So again, if it's such a rousing success, why is it losing money hand-over-fist, and why do its advocates feel so threatened by alternatives?

(To be fair, one could ask the same of ObamaCare proponents here in the US)

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