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Canadians Talk to Americans about Health Care
orontonians respond to Rick Scott commercial depicting government-run health care systems as incompetent
TORONTO - Geraldine Cahill played a recent commercial by Conservatives for
Patients' Rights (CPR) for some Torontonians May 23rd and asked for
their opinions on the commercial's depiction of the Canadian health
The commercial cautions Americans about the dangers of a
government-run health care by portraying stories of Canadians
mistreated within their health system.
"I think it's totally
shocking," Sylvain Meyrous said, after viewing the commercial. "It
doesn't reflect reality, I think. From what I gather, most Canadians
are very happy with their health care system. As a new Canadian myself,
I am very satisfied with the system." Meyrous lived and worked in the
United States until a back injury forced him to go back to France after
frustrated struggles with American insurance companies.
Shannon McManus said that though she has consistent medical
attention for an autoimmune disease, she has had her choice of
specialists for no expense on her part. "I hear horror stories about
what they face down there," McManus said, referring to American
relatives. "Even though they are middle-class, they have good incomes,
they tell me they don't have anywhere near the choice I have for the
medical care I've been getting."
This video is the first in a TRNN series of forums and discussions of Canadians talking to Americans about health care issues.
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