Pacific Research Institute's Pipes: Canada Is Health Warning to US

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 06:31 PM

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Americans need only look at the flawed single-payer Canadian healthcare system to see the perils of the Affordable Care Act, says Sally Pipes, CEO of the Pacific Research Institute.

"We in America need to keep the choices open and the great innovations of healthcare that allow us to live longer, healthier lives," Pipes told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

The federal government took over the healthcare system in Canada in the mid 1970s, but after a few years the demands for healthcare greatly exceeded what the government was prepared to pay.

"They said we're going to limit the amount of money we are going to spend on healthcare."

Pipes found out the hard way about just how deeply the Canadian system cut: her mother was denied a colonoscopy in the timely manner that could have saved her life.

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The ACA is heading toward the same disastrous place and could lead to a Canadian-type system, she fears.

"People that voted for Obama, supported Obamacare, [are] finding out, 'oh, I signed up on the exchange on the individual,' 'oh, my doctor isn't in the network,' 'my hospital is not in the network,'" Pipes said.

"Even with all the money spent by the Obama administration on trying to use sports stars, media stars, and movie stars to get young people to sign up, they are not doing so.

"If the young don't contribute to the pool, to cover people like me, the older people who tend to be sicker, this cannot survive, and that is my big worry: that the president will say, 'Well, we tried the competitive marketplace, it didn't work, therefore, we need to go to a single-payer system where the government makes all the decisions and controls the pocketbooks.'"



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