Supporters and critics of Canada’s health care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States.
The Newfoundland government said Tuesday that Premier Danny Williams would be absent for a few weeks after his doctors recommended he go to the U.S. for a heart procedure.
As Conservative pundits in the U.S. quickly pounced on the news, suggesting it proves that President Barack Obama’s proposed health insurance reforms wouldn’t work, some Canadian analysts agreed that it highlighted the weaknesses of Canada’s health care network.
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