Friday, December 02, 2005

When will there be a real debate on healthcare?

Polls consistantly state that about half of Canadians are willing to pay for healthcare and yet nobody will dare openly support the possibility. Why doesn't Harper just stand up and say that the current system is in utter shambles and denying that there's a problem and saying how great the system is and how it 'defines' us as Canadians (how do you get defined by a healthcare system?) and some privatization would ease the burden on the public system as those who can afford to pay for it do so making room for those who cannot to receive more expediant care in the public system.

The Conservatives spend far to much time trying to avoid controversial issues that will cause them bad press instead of at least fully addressing issues. Maybe they have stated a full, clear platform on healthcare but if they have, I haven't seen it.

Whatever they don't say, the media will make up for them.