Health Care is a Provincial responsibility. perhaps you are
by Ziks511 - 8/17/09 3:25 PM
In Reply to: Canadian Healthcare system sick; in need of an overhaul by EdHannigan
not aware that Saskatchewan's economy has taken a terrible hit over the last 5 plus years. Right next door is Alberta with huge oil reserves, no sales tax, and gery well funded health care. It is true that there are needed reforms, primarily an infusion of the Federally mandated funds that were taken away by Brian Mulroney, Ronnie Reagan's good friend and true believer. This is not a new news item, it has occurred annually since the Federal Canadian Government went AWOL back in the late 80's. Canada's system is currently underfunded by every other nation's criteria. But that's not the system's fault. That's the fault of a Conservative Government under pressure during the NAFTA negotiations to throw the US negotiators a bone. It is long past time for the Feds to step back into the Health Care system and return the missing funds.
A little knowledge of the historical and economic context might help in a clearer understanding of the issues that are not explained in this glib, very short news items that just repeats the quotations of one side of an issue.