How to improve health care

The editor:

Cutbacks to health care are totally unacceptable, as is waiting for eight to nine months for surgery.

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We have the health care professionals, we have the hospitals and we have the equipment or at least most of it. We do not have the funding and that is the government’s problem. They do not have their priorities right. We do not need to hear any more excuses about low oil prices.

Tommy Douglas got universal health care for us about 60 years ago. Thank you Tommy. By now you would think we should be improving it rather than destroying it. 

The problem I see with health care now is we are not financing it right. In Norway, health care is financed by taking a percentage off the top of the natural resources and it works very well. They have been doing that for a long time.

With our abundance of natural resources we could have the best of health care. Taking a percentage off of our total natural resources could pay for our health care. No taxes and no interest.

The taxpayer cannot pay for everything. All governments need some revenue from other sources to help pay for programs. 

You must remember natural resources are owned by the citizens of Canada and not by multi nationals. With this plan there would be no cutbacks to health care, which is most important to everyone.

No one should have to suffer with pain for months waiting to have surgery. Any government that leaves people behind is the first step to becoming a third world country.

Ten years of good financial going and you ran the province into the ground, Brad Wall. I knew you could not handle the job.

Svein Bryeide



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