Canadian Healthcare: Fantasies of the Proletariat

During a recent dinner with some Canadian acquaintances, our hostess went on a mini-rant about how “terrible” it was for American women to have children because of our “dreadful” healthcare system. (Interestingly, this came on the heels of our complaints about how Canadian healthcare had treated my father-in-law.) According to all of the other cat-ladies Read More …

Canadian Healthcare: Ontario’s Assisted Suicide Law is a Joke

In 2017 the province of Ontario passed legislation entitled: “Medical Assistance in Dying” (MAID). The ostensible purpose of MAID is to assist terminally ill and suffering patients with euthanasia services. MAID can be administered by a doctor or a nurse practitioner. While it is sensible to enshrine protections into such a law to prevent abuse/misuse, Read More …

Canadian Healthcare: A Kafkaesque Nightmare

I expect this to be the first in series of posts on the nightmare world of Canadian healthcare. Americans – the general public, politicians and media elites alike – generally seem to believe that the Canadian socialized medical system is some sort of mythical Santa Claus where the care is good, the prices are low, Read More …