Canadians School Meghan McCain On Canada’s Health Care System
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain was asked by her co-host Joy Behar if she thought health care is a right or a priviledge.
McCain dodged the question by rolling out a right wing cliche about Canadian health care: “I believe there’s a reason that people in Canada come to this country to get better health care.”
McCain’s painful ignorance was schooled on Twitter:
Meghan McCain talked about Canadians coming here for health care. I lived with them in Sun Lakes AZ. They could not wait to get back to Canada for their health care. #meghanuninformed
— Elaine LaMagna (@eldropshot1) August 2, 2018
The cost of healthcare in US is 3.2 trillion $, cost in Canada 240 billion. Americans are paying more for less coverage. People are going bankrupt trying to get healthcare and guess what, if someone is I’ll at the hospital it, still costs to treat them even if they can’t pay.
— LISA (@Llove2chat) August 2, 2018
@MeghanMcCain come to Canada and witness our Health Care. I work for McGill University in Montreal and we are baffled at how wrong you are about Health Care. I have several American friends who visited Canada and wished they had it.
— Hiio Kirby (@hiioman) August 2, 2018
@TheView @MeghanMcCain Canadians who head south #Snowbirds do so to escape winter. The 2% who seek healthcare in US may feel a second opinion might extend their lives. Canada’s healthcare, which is provincial not federal is a great success. A healthy population makes sense. 🇨🇦
— Julie McLeod (@Julie_A_McLeod) August 2, 2018
Exactly! @MeghanMcCain doesn’t even know what Snow Birds are. Retired Canadians live in southern states during Canadian winter FOR THE WEATHER. They return to Canada for the health care.
— Barb Janicek (@bigbadlibrarian) August 2, 2018
@MeghanMcCain @TheView @JoyBehar fyi…approximately 45,000 Canadians go to the U S. each year for medical procedures while 1.5 millions Americans go to other countries for medical procedures…so don’t dis Canada’s medical system.
— Rimas Ulba (@rulba44) August 2, 2018
Please be careful making statements re: #CDNs seeking #medical #Rx as a “norm” in #USA @MeghanMcCain @TheView , this is NOT the norm. While it’s not perfect, We have excellent quality of #medicine in #Canada & it’s free 🇨🇦 #keepitreal Plus #legal coast to coast #cannabis soon pic.twitter.com/HWQtn2V8SK
— RESEARCH ECHO (@research_echo) August 2, 2018
Hey @TheView read this story about health care in Canada and look at the tweets. We have great health care and our taxes are not 70 or 80 percent. @MeghanMcCain @JoyVBehar @MeghanMcCain https://t.co/cxwV9BE2to
— Lorraine Hjalte (@LorraineHjalte) August 2, 2018
(Sources: Twitter, RawStory.com, Photo Credit: ABC-TV)