Thank you for posting this. The ER comment is absurd. The ER CANNOT and does not even attempt to treat a multitude of fatal conditions from lupus to cancer to dental abscess. The ER is so far from a healthcare solution that it would be laughable except for the real suffering going on:-/
The following exchange between a Canadian Doctor and a Senator at a hearing for happened a couple of days ago.
I saw Ari Melber mention this clip while hosting the Rachel Maddow Show tonight. Dr. Daniel Martin gives Sen. Richard Burr a polite but hard-hitting smackdown when he asked her about the problems in the Canadian Health System.
So this was a rather beautiful exchange in a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare Tuesday. Sen. Richard Burr, who we are informed did not play either Perry Mason or Robert T. Ironside, was ready to come down like a million-pound shithammer on Canadian doctor Danielle Martin from Toronto, Canadaland, about that country’s complete failure to provide healthcare that even keeps people in Canastan alive and doesn’t kill them while they wait for treatment in an alley. Sadly for Burr, Dr. Martin didn’t even accept the premise of his questions, and set…
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