March 09, 2017

Reports: Our health care system ranks among world’s worst (thanks to “flat out dumb” Canadians)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

[NOTE: Jerry Agar is guest hosting for Ezra Levant, who is in Israel with the Rebel team.] I will never forget the time I was part of a radio panel discussing health care in Canada and journalist Christie Blatchford said, “Canada has the best health care system in the world, according to the people who haven’t had to use it.”

I spent many years living in the USA, and one of the big surprises for me in coming back was to find that our substandard health care system is something so many people are fiercely proud of.

The U.S.-based Commonwealth Fund, in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Health Information, just published the results of their international health policy survey. The results indicate that Canada is not just lagging, but is scraping the bottom when it comes to indicators of timely access to health care.

But too many thick-headed taxpayers would rather pay more and keep the wait times high than open even a few private clinics that would shorten wait times.

And anyone who thinks we do not already have a two or three tier system is an uninformed fool:

If you know a doctor, you can jump the cue. That is just how human beings operate. 

Don’t get me wrong. I am not impugning the people who actually deliver health care. 

The system is letting them down as badly as it is the rest of us, in the system that, among other western, developed nations, is the worst.

NEXT: Dr. Brian Day joins me to talk about why Canada should adopt some private health care options, like almost every developed country already have, then updates us on his court case regarding that very issue.

THEN: Christine Van Geyn, Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, reports on their new billboard campaign targeting a pro-carbon tax politician — that is, the province's Progressive Conservative leader, Patrick Brown.

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commented 2017-03-11 03:05:59 -0500
Jack out of 190 , that does not make Canada very much better.
commented 2017-03-10 22:08:03 -0500
Hey Ezra,

What went down between you and Lauren Southern for her to leave The Rebel – it’s pretty clear from her comments that something happened.
commented 2017-03-10 10:05:09 -0500
WOW Parks Canada sure kicked the Native guy in the balls! typical liberal. stupid stupid stupid.
commented 2017-03-10 07:50:22 -0500
Patsy Brown will probably lose to Wynne because he will fail to motivate the conservative base. Trump won by throwing red meat to the Republican base. Patsy offers the Conservative base nothing but tofu.
commented 2017-03-10 07:38:06 -0500
The ones who sing the praises of the failed Canadian health care system the most are the ones who use it the least. Over the years I have watched the steady deterioration of our system and it is tragic.
commented 2017-03-10 01:50:46 -0500
With luck the carbon tax does not go forward in Manitoba.
commented 2017-03-10 00:39:51 -0500
We lived for 2 years in the former Soviet Union. If you needed medical care you definitely wanted to know someone on the inside. Just like in Canuckistan. This week I talked to a man who had been waiting for knee surgery for years to no avail. Then he got talking to his nephew who knew a surgeon. The call was made and the surgery scheduled. Just like the good old Soviet Union. Brings a tear to me eye to think of the good old days.
commented 2017-03-10 00:17:55 -0500
I’d be happy to make a donation to the Dr. via a crowd funding effort. If they have something set up please pass the info along…..
commented 2017-03-09 22:02:18 -0500
How about The Rebel helping to crowd fund support for Dr. Day’s court challenge?
commented 2017-03-09 21:50:04 -0500
I can’t even get my physician to take my blood pressure. My family physician who I’ve dealt with for 27 years with my four children, won’t even give me a check up, because it’s been seven years since I last saw her. So, I keep myself healthy and fit and I can’t see my family doctor? Oh well, I just got fired today without cause and without notice by a large company. There’s a definite stink in the air.
commented 2017-03-09 21:39:52 -0500
Patrick Brown has his money tied up in Wind Turbines??? I did not vote for him in the Leadership election. Will be at a loss at the next Provincial Election, I will have to move, I live in his Riding.
commented 2017-03-09 21:33:44 -0500
Good thing we just gave away $650 million to third world countries for their birth control issues! Canada has nothing to be proud of when it’s slaughtering the unborn around the world.
Thanks, Jerry! Enjoyed your interviews with Dr.Brian Day and Christine Van Geyn, both very educational and interesting.
Parks Canada is insane. Insane idiotic Government of Canada, oblivious to reality! So disrespectful to our first nations people. Too much government interference in our lives.
commented 2017-03-09 21:01:03 -0500
Good show tonite jerry
This health care system will not change util all the children and grand children of tommy Douglas pass away
Every time there’s a threat , there they are being interviewed from hollyweed by the old maid LUGENPRESSE – then out come the raging grannies
commented 2017-03-09 20:58:06 -0500
The Liberal Canadian Government treats EVERYONE like children, not just the Natives.
commented 2017-03-09 20:43:00 -0500
Jerry Agar needs to have his on show on The Rebel!!
commented 2017-03-09 20:40:12 -0500
- Canadian healthcare will just get worse over time if changes aren’t made. People need to wake the hell up.

- Patrick Brown is a disgrace. The Liberals will win the next provincial election because they have no opposition. Time to dissolve the PC party & replace it with one that’s actually Conservative.

- So far the Liberals have removed the transparency that prevented tribal councils from misspending funds meant for the good of the people & they shot down energy & mining projects that paid local first nations a great deal of money. The Liberal government & their supporters are virtue signaling bigots.
commented 2017-03-09 20:39:49 -0500
Totally agree with Mr Agar respecting Parks Canada and the movie. I am trying to think how the racist SJW’s will react to Mr. Jackson’s comment. Probably label him as an apple now, despite the work he has done for the average Indian.
commented 2017-03-09 20:21:50 -0500
Canada, where stupidity reigns supreme, with a leader to prove it!
commented 2017-03-09 20:18:26 -0500
It is the people that gain lucratively from the health care system as it is now and would lose with a two tier system that make the most noise at changing it.

Make no mistake, the force behind the opposition to changing the health care system is rooted heavily in money.
commented 2017-03-09 20:12:37 -0500
It goes waaaayyyyyy beyond dumb. It exceeds stupid, moronic, and even brain-dead.

Here are two stories that prove it:
We give away $650 million so women can get abortions in third world countries
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-announces-650-million-for-sexual-and-reproductive-health/article34237503/

While our own citizens lie and die on stretchers in overcrowded hospitals.
http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/03/06/patients-in-offices-hallways-as-ottawa-hospitals-cope-with-overcrowding.