Monday, March 22, 2010

Congratulations America

We've been gloating about healthcare since 1966, possibly more loudly since '84 when the Healthcare Act was passed. But those days are behind us. You've finally found a way to cover all (okay most, we don't cover everyone either) Americans and get between individuals and the coverage they need.

It won't actually cut back on insurance administrative nonsense or dirty practices, but ours doesn't really either; there are other factors at work in our system that keep them relatively hands off. But that's the point isn't it? Your culture is different. Since the states unionized (some under duress) you've been insecure about government ownership over everyone. We get that. Sweeping legislation can be as dangerous as it is progressive.

Don't worry America, this is one of the good ones. It's a step in the right direction and as soon as another two decades pass, you'll see how right we were about parental leave, drug coverage - hey, if you can't afford the drugs your free doctor prescribed, why bother? - and universal daycare (two provinces out of 10, we're working on it).

Good morning America and good for you. If you ever need any administrative advice, for setting it up and getting it running, we're just a phone call away.