Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s new video on Medicare’s mid-life crisis

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute has just released the last of four videos on “Medicare’s mid-life crisis.”

The institute’s admonition that bureaucrats should “stop thinking they can run something as complex as the health-care system” reminded me of a poster that a colleague had in his office: At 3 am, no patient ever said, “I want to see an administrator.”

The institute demonstrates:

  • Top-down decisions by bureaucrats are not the solution for Canada’s health-care woes
  • Private clinics are more cost-effective than publicly funded hospitals [applause from taxpayers!]
  • User fees will prevent people from seeking care is “complete bunk.”

Links to the third and fourth videos are:



Canada’s government-run health care system – Medicare -- is a monopoly that prohibits private hospital and private physician care. Medicare is a subpar performer, ranking 10th among 11 advanced countries. Canadians deserve much better! Patients deserve timely access to quality care and choice of hospitals and physicians. Taxpayers deserve much more value for their tax dollars.

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