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Monday, June 18, 2012

Two-tier health care is here 

The Harper Cons have taken the first steps toward dismantling medicare for everyone by classifying refugees as "second-tier" people who aren't going to get the same kind of health care everyone else can get.
And if they get away with it, what's to stop them from doing it again?
How about immigrants next, and then families of immigrants, because they haven't paid enough taxes yet. Then for people who are unemployed, because they're not paying enough taxes. Then for people who are employed, because they can buy their own health insurance. They'll always be able to find another "good" reason to cut people off medicare.
One thing we always have to remember is this: politicians HATE medicare -- they hate having to spend so much money without having any control over it, without being able to cut any ribbons or send out any press releases. They hate that Canadians take it for granted, and we aren't grateful to government anymore for it, we just complain about it to the politicians.

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