Canada's former top doctor is ripping Canada's socialized health care system.
Bill O'Reilly: Dr. Day what is the biggest problem with your health care system?
Dr. Brian Day: Well, the biggest problem is access. By access we have, in the Canadian system the first line of defense for a sick patient is the family doctor. And, in a population of 33 million Canadians 5 million Canadians do not have a family doctor.
Bill O'Reilly: Is it because the doctors don't get paid as well as doctors get paid as well in the United States? We have 30% more doctors per 100,000. Is it because they are not getting paid as well?
Dr. Brian Day: No, we rank 26 out of 28 in the developed countries as far as doctors to population. It's part of the mechanism of rationing that has to happen when you promise to deliver everything and don't have enough resources.
Bill O'Reilly: Is that a major problem rationing in Canada? Are people suffering because they cannot get in to see a doctor?
Dr. Brian Day: Oh yes. We have over a million people waiting for surgery and probably another million waiting to see their specialist before they get to wait for the surgery.
Bill O'Reilly: Obama says if we pass this trillion dollar bill over 10 years that costs will go down in the United States. You're saying that in Canada they have skyrocketed. So, I'm just saying, this is what we're hearing we don't know. Does it seem plausible to you that if Obamacare gets passed our costs are going to come down?
Dr. Brian Day: I don't think so.
(HT: Jim Hoft.)