Dreamin wrote:I think her book was published in 2005, so it's likely that those numbers are getting old. You raise some really good questions that I wish I knew the answers to.
Dreamin' - I think it's really good to be concerned about our health care programs. So long as people cherish the sytem we have it will remain a challenge for politicians to muck it up in the name of progress or profits. I think there's a real moral side to health care - no one should lose their home or go bankrupt simply because they fell ill.
And if you want an even crazier policy debate, keep an eye on the upcoming talks on the national Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)...the Premiers are meeting about it in November and looking for a solution by April. They've been fighting this one for 40 years, should be fascinating to see them even contemplate resolving it in five months. (amazing to think there are more interprovincial trade barriers and labour mobility barriers in this country than there are between Canada and most other countries).