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Thursday, October 13, 2016

You're a lying bastard Donald Trump

Donald Trump Slams Canada's Health Care System As 'Catastrophic'

It was bound to happen sooner or later.
Donald Trump brought up Canadian health care as an example of a “flawed” public system during the second U.S. presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday.
During a discussion about health care, the Republican nominee repeated a lie saying when Canadians “need a need a big operation, they come into the United States in many cases, because their system is so slow.”
“Their system is so flawed,” Trump said, before calling it “catastrophic in certain ways.”
Trump’s claims may have conflated the findings of a Fraser Institute report published last year that found 52,000 Canadians travelled abroad for non-emergency medical treatment.
There is no information within the report to support Trump’s debate claim that droves of Canadians are choosing to go to specifically American facilities to pay expensive medical fees for major procedures.
The highest number of Canadian “medical tourists” were neurosurgery patients — 2.6 per cent went out of country for specialist treatment in 2014. There is no data to show how many went to the U.S. versus elsewhere.
Those who do go abroad for medical attention may do so for a variety of reasons including long waits for quality health care at home, or recommendations by experts, the report notes.

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