I see from Rayne’s Live Blog of the Debate on the House Bill that Marsha Blackburn has taken a run at the Canadian Healthcare system of Universality again:
2:29 p.m. — Rep. Marsha Blackburn — finds this a very sad day to vote for this bill; cites examples of Canadian medicine where care wasn’t provided as horror stories…..Cites H1N1 (vaccine) shortage as example of failure of government healthcare.
Well….below is my (very Canuckistanian) response….
Up here in Canada, we are proud of how many folks with high risk of complication have been immunized against H1N1 already (ie. 20% of the total population in my province which represents 800,000 high risk folks in just two weeks since the publically-funded vaccine was rolled out).
What we do hate, however, are the selfish bastards of privilege who have been using the thin edge of the Anti-Universality wedge (ie. private clinics) to jump the queue and take vaccine from people that could actually die if they were to suffer complications due to this virus.
Bastards like this.
Marsha Blackburn is a shill and a liar.
It’s as simple as that.
(sorry for the interruption…and good luck with the vote folks…we’re pullin’ for you up here!)