November 10, 2017

Alberta Showcases Downside Of Canada's Nationalized Healthcare System

Rebel Staff

The American left loves to romanticize the "free" nationalized healthcare that Canada has. However, what's happening in Alberta shows that nationalized healthcare actually has some major downsides. 

Of course, contrary to what the leftwing says, there is no such thing as "free healthcare." Instead, citizens in Canada just end up paying more in taxes to fund their healthcare system. 

The Canadian Institute for Health Information just released a report stating that Alberta finished second in per capita spending at $7,329 in 2017, but there's actually a whole lot more to this story.

As Sheila Gunn Reid explains in her new video, Alberta has a very youthful population, with only 12 per cent of the population being over the age of 65. This means that the people of Alberta are accessing healthcare services less because they are young and healthy — yet they are still being forced to pay more for it. 

This all wouldn't be so terrible if Albertans had 33 per cent better outcomes than everyone else, but they don't. The healthcare system is in such disarray that when Albertans actually do need to access healthcare, the wait times are so outrageous that the outcomes can be devastating. This means that Albertans are being forced to spend more on healthcare and aren't even being given good healthcare in return.

Making matters worse, healthcare costs are expected to rise exponentially in Alberta in the next few years because the government has promised to renationalize private lab and laundry services, creating thousands more government workers and taking jobs away from the private sector.

This shows that a nationalized healthcare system is not the fairy tale that the naive leftwing in the U.S. believes it to be. 

Find out more in Sheila Gunn Reid's latest video HERE!

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commented 2017-11-11 07:41:59 -0500
Meanwhile, Baby Doc Trudeau just gave a hospital in Afghanistan $2,000,000 for repairs. At the same time he gave $31,000,000 for Afghani military veterans.

Wouldn’t the money be better spent here at home? Trying to reduce federal funds to Medicare and clawing back money from danger zone troops along with ignoring our veterans (including medical needs) just to look good to whom? Afghanistan?

Every nickel Baby Doc gives away is just another nickel we owe by our ever expanding national debt. Someone, please, explain to the Idiot in Charge that the debt spending should be for our benefit, not strangers who don’t give a damn about us. He seems to think being PM is an open credit card that is his new trust fund – collected Canadian taxes – is there for him. Buying a round of drinks for your friends is one thing, but giving away other people’s hard earned money to the world is another matter.

$32 million to help OUR veterans and $2 million for two MRIs or paying MIR techs across the country would be money better spent.
commented 2017-11-10 23:08:45 -0500
Communists believe that all companies should be run by the Government, and those they can’t run directly, they’ll run indirectly through over-regulation. We all know how that turns out, except them. They’re psychotic! They’re incapable of learning.
commented 2017-11-10 23:02:25 -0500
There was a female Canadian doctor that’s been making the round in the US with Bernie Sanders, completely misleading the public that, golly gosh, all you gotta do is show them this (health) card, and voila – all’s good!! All to the roars of the crowd (sigh).
commented 2017-11-10 19:23:54 -0500
And the NDP wants to take away the efficient ,accessible and well run private diagnostic services so we can all wait for many hours for a government union run version that will bring down the quality of care even more.