Not only has Canada’s single-payer health care system failed, but it has also been used to oppress and terrorize the population. We were told repeatedly that we “must protect the health-care system!” What nonsense! The health care system was allegedly designed to care for the people, but we’ve seen firsthand in the past two years that the opposite is true. Thousands of delayed or cancelled surgeries, missed diagnoses, and separation from medical care all to protect the system. Many hundreds died, or will die, due to lack of urgent treatment (unless you are the Toronto Chief Medical Officer of Health and can get cancer treatment in about a week).
Field hospitals were built for the surge of Covid patients that never came, then quietly dismantled, all at the cost of millions.
Long-term care centres became death-camps, with the added cruelty of isolation and despair, courtesy of the Ford government and co.
Medical apartheid is now the norm, with the unvaccinated receiving substandard care or no care at all.
Hospital patients were left to die alone because of bureaucratic decrees that had nothing to do with health or disease prevention.
Our system is based upon the lie that civil government can manage health care better than families and individuals can.
In Ontario, OHIP has been in serious trouble for about two decades, when politicians discovered that they could feather their own nests with windmills, solar, and other deals that paid them handsomely, while many suffered. Money was diverted for green energy that will have a long-term detrimental effect on health. You can’t stay healthy if you have to choose between heat and food, which is rapidly becoming the monthly choice for thousands.
Tax funds that could be used in real healthcare has turned palliative and hospice care into euthanasia centres and hospitals welcome children into the world on one floor while children are aborted on another. The faux science of gender reassignment and hormone therapy is fully taxpayer funded, while real illnesses and conditions are only managed. “Managed” when there are actual cures and treatments that are not funded. OHIP physical therapy is more about keeping a child content in a wheelchair than addressing their problem in the first place.
The average citizen cannot go to other countries for treatment, but the bureaucrats and wealthy politicians can. The unvaccinated cannot even leave Canada, even if they found affordable treatment elsewhere.
It is obvious that the only way forward for Canadians is to demand a private component to healthcare, to provide a real choice and an opportunity to stop paying for a dysfunctional, fascist regime of health.
The vision of Tommy Douglas has failed. We can and must do better. The security of the person and the agency of the individual are bedrock rights that are surrendered to social medicine. In our ongoing effort to take rights and freedoms away from the tyrants who usurped them (almost 100% of those in our legislatures and in Ottawa) we must not ask, but demand control over our health.
This will not come easily or without struggle. Universal health-care is something of an idol. It is supposed to be a human right, but that notion was created by people who have no real understand of the difference between a Right and an Entitlement.
Many thousands are at this moment creating a parallel society, including primary health care, that will not ask permission or funding from the government. Be nice to them, you may find that your condition has been de-listed or you are deemed not worthy of treatment.
Universal health care in Canada is a sacred cow. Thing is, sacred cows make good hamburgers.