In the Vancouver Sun, a physician who belongs to a socialist group is, not surprisingly, defending Canada’s socialist health care system that allows sick people to linger and die untreated every day. From the top of the article:
Some Montreal doctors added a dose of realism Saturday to the fiery debate south of the border that asked if Canada’s “socialized medicine” killed actress Natasha Richardson after she hit her head skiing on Mont Tremblant March 16.
“Canadacare may have killed Natasha,” screamed a headline in the New York Post. “Was Canada’s healthcare the problem?”asked another in the Chicago Tribune.
The implication “is totally unjustified,” said Paul Saba, an emergency room doctor at Lachine Hospital and co-president of the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice.
He flatly rejected the notion that a lack of funding for overall public health care contributes to fatal head injuries like the one that claimed the life of Richardson, the wife of actor Liam Neeson and the daughter of legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave. […]
Paul Saba, the Canadian emergency room doctor, is co-president of the Coalition of Physicians for Social Justice and should therefore not be believed. Patients could be needlessly suffering and dying all around him and he wouldn’t care — as long as everyone was being treated equally, he’d be happy.