[OT] - Net Neutrality Is Marxist?
torriem at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 18:59:11 MDT 2010
Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 18:45 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> alpheus.madsen at juno.com wrote:
>>> In Canada, for example, you could buy
>>> health insurance from a private entity, but since it's illegal for
>>> you to do so there, someone could be sent to prison for it.
>> As Canada does not actually have a socialized medicine program (like the
>> NHS) but only a public health insurance program, private, supplemental
>> health insurance is not only legal, but very common, and this dual
>> system works quite well for Canadians (I know of which I speak).
> What Michael is too polite to mention is why he "knows of which he
> speaks". I've decided to be more direct.
> Michael is Canadian.
Now just to be clear here, neither I, nor anyone involved in the current
debate has ever proposed a Canadian-style system. Nor is it remotely
perfect, as plenty of anecdotal evidence will attest. As is the case
all over the world, Canada is struggling to deal with rising health care
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