Yesterday’s Windsor Star (Canada) had this article about a young man with cancer and his struggle to get treatment. Among other problems, the patient, Mark Hunt, had to travel four hours to Buffalo rather than Detroit which is right across the river from Canada. Notice, of course, that his only treatment options are in the USA. Big surprise there since Canada’s socialized medical system makes the cost of developing and offering innovative, high-cost treatments too high.
Hopefully our Congressional delegation takes stories like these into account when discussing and voting on President Obama’s “public option” for government-run health care.