Universal healthcare has been on my mind lately. First, because my husband is finally a part of the system we have in Canada as a new permanent resident, and I have been interested to hear his impressions. Second, because I am re-experiencing the system after several years abroad in Chicago and Asia; my American healthcare experience although extremely positive, was enlightening and helped me better appreciate what we have in Canada. Three, because the candidates running for their parties’ nominations in the US are turning it into an important issue to debate.
This all said, I think this piece over at Alternet, busting some myths about Canadian healthcare, is particularly insightful whether you are Canadian or American, whether you have experienced both systems or just one.
My two cents: spread the word â€” universal healthcare is something to be proud of, but also something to learn the whole truth about so we can protect it and continue improving it for everyone.