This video consists of a series of interviews with real Canadians. They discuss the realities of their single payer health care system, and are offended by the American right wing’s insulting it.
This video made me deeply angry: in America, health care is obviously not a human right. In America, people like me — whose health, credit rating, ability to find employment and financial future have been severely compromised due to a lack of health care — deserve our situations, right? After all, things like this don’t happen to real Americans, do they? Well, things like this do happen to real Americans, and this real American has had more than enough and is packing her bags and leaving the country forever.
The video below was filmed at a conference hosted by Canadian Doctors for Medicare that celebrated Medicare in Canada. The speakers include Roy Romanow, former Saskatchewan Premiere and Commissioner on Health Care in Canada. They tell Americans that Canadian universal health care works and encourage Americans to implement a single payer universal health care system. The video also features Dr. Steven Lewis a health policy and research consultant, Dr. Danielle Martin, Dr. Ryan Meili and Dr. Robert Woolard representing the Canadian Doctors for Medicare and Linda Silas President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.