- The Washington Times - Friday, June 12, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I write as an American living in Canada who has worked in the administration of major hospitals on both sides of the border (“Canada’s health plan contrasted with U.S.,” Page 1, Thursday). I also have been a consumer of, or assisted family members with, health care services in both countries. I do not mean to say that the American system is without problems, but the solution is not Canadian-style rationing of services and de facto lack of choice. Let me assure Canadian interviewee Raymond McEwan that Canada’s socialist health care system is as much about money as is health care in the United States. That said, a hybrid system that combined the best aspects of the two systems might be a positive change for both countries.

JOHN C. PAGE

Mississauga, Ontario

Canada

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