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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Arnold S. Relman
Pablo Picasso observed, "To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic." Is anyone more pathetic than Arnold Relman, the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, who continually writes about why America should adopt the Canadian health care system? There is. It's Arnold Relman himself, writing in Canada about why Canadians shouldn't abandon the Canadian health care system.
He urges Canadians to "avoid exploitation by those who would like to make profits from publicly funded health care. Canadians should not follow Americans down the path to greater privatization."
Meanwhile, as the marketplace makes medical care more accessible in America Mr. Relman is telling Canadians, "One thing is certain. If medical care and health insurance are allowed to become private businesses... patients with little or no resources do not get the care they need."