Letters to the Editor
Health care scare tactics are stifling any debate
LetterPublished: Friday, March 31, 2006
Letter writer Kenneth Brown, CAW Canada director of health care, bemoans the fact we can't have a debate about real health care reform and then does his level best to stifle any such debate, other than throwing billions more into a dysfunctional system. To round things off, we have all the usual fear tactics of U.S.-style health care and evil right-wing politicians.
Why, when writers like Mr. Brown want to discuss virtually any other social issue, do they point to the leadership of European nations but studiously avoid doing so when it comes to health care?
Could it be because every one of those nations has a form of public/ private health care?
Cuba, North Korea and Canada remain the only countries specifically denying their citizens any degree of choice.
No one in Canada wants a U.S.-style health system, Mr. Brown, and your continual use of it as a scare tactic is what stifles debate, not right-wing politicians or the media.