The US the republicans are trying to eradicate Medicaid! They say " Government has no place in Health Care any place!"
The Conservatives are rushing bogus numbers onto us; scare tactics and it appears Iggy is going along with it.
76.4 % of people who go to hospital are under the age of 65!
Babies under 1 year were the most common.
The average age of hospitalized patients was 39.5 years with half of those being under the age of 36 years. These are not baby boomers!
Only 10.7% are 65 years or older and if this increases 30% , we are not talking 30% of 100%; but 30% of 10.7% that is the scare tactic!
Some 16.4% of the elderly admitted to hospital died as compared to 3.3% of other patients.
Over half of the patients admitted to Intensive Care were younger patients who had more done to them and stayed in ICU longer, the most expensive hospital service. (Life style ailments) I see the latter as being the place to cut health care costs if you feel you must!
Canada single health care payer costs us 10.4% of our GDP. Accepting the Conservatives numbers of a 30% increase, this will move Canadian costs up to 13.9% of GDP while the US Costs them near 18% now and leaves 60 million souls without any coverage!
Health care is divided along party lines; it has nothing to do with cost and effect!
If you never felt you had a reason to vote before, you sure have now! Wild Rose will not offer you any differently than the rest of the Conservatives.