Canadians to clear up health care myths for Americans: rabble.ca posts U.S. health care page debunking myths and posting health care testimonials



    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - In the wake of President Obama's health care
speech, rabble.ca is asking Canadians to weigh in on the American health care
debate by providing testimonials on a new section of their website that can be
found at: http://rabble.ca/issues/healthcareUSA. rabble.ca's new "Health Care
USA" section presents some simple facts about Canadian health care, links to
resources on single-payer for Americans and testimonials from Canadians from
all walks of life on the Canadian health system.
    "Canadians are shocked and even angry that their health-care system, what
we call 'Medicare', has been used to frighten Americans trying to make up
their minds. Some of what has been said about our Medicare system are outright
falsehoods, like the claim that we can't choose our own doctors or that
government 'bureaucrats' can deny us needed treatment," said rabble Senior
Contributing Editor Murray Dobbin. "These falsehoods would be laughable were
it not for the fact that Americans might abandon the opportunity for
excellent, less expensive health care because they believe these stories,"
Dobbin said.
    rabble will be posting testimonials from ordinary Canadians who have used
our system and from the professionals, doctors, nurses, and administrators who
provide the service.

    rabble.ca is Canada's most popular source of independent news and views,
and features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts and live and
pre-recorded video exploring issues facing Canadians. rabble.ca is in its 9th
year of providing 100% free news content to Canadians. rabble is a non-profit,
community supported organization.






For further information:

For further information: Murray Dobbin, Contributing Senior Editor,
(604) 483-9667; Derrick O'Keefe, Editor, (604) 803-6927; Kim Elliott,
rabble.ca, Publisher, (647) 477-8534

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