I would like to add my two cents’ worth to Bernie Paga’s letter to the editor of Aug. 16, “No repeat of Canada.”
This past June, three adult family members and I took a trip to England and Wales, flying through Canada and out of Toronto. While in these countries that provide national health care for their citizens, I took the opportunity to ask people in different walks of life — such as cabbies, wait staff, tour guides, shopkeepers and bus drivers — to tell us about their national health care experiences.
To a person, in every country, they said they had good experiences with it. Incredulous, because of all the horror stories I have heard about national health care in the United States.
I pressed on, asking, “But don’t you have to wait months and months and months to see a doctor?” Again, to a person, the answer was no.
Many of them went on to express a similar opinion — that the United States was very “backward” as a superpower and country for not providing health care for all.
It just goes to show that there always are two sides to a story.