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January 26, 2011

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Thank you for both of your websites and your blogs! I am an "ex-pat" living in Canada. I worked in the health care industry in the L.A. area for 18 years and I have family who are docs., nurses, etc. in the states. My husband had chronic progressive MS. Because of this history I feel I know both sides of the U.S. health care industry and I just wanted to go on record here as saying that health care in B.C., Canada is so much better than anything I ever encountered in the states, in every way.

Finding your sites has been a boon to my mental health, so to speak, as I was beginning to think that everyone in the U.S. had lost their minds! Thank you so much and please keep writing. I will tell others about your site.

Deborah

Deborah, thanks for your generous words -- much appreciated. We spent a week in Canada last summer (visited Banff) and loved your adopted country.

Yes, often it does seem like people in the United States have lost their minds. After all, lots of them voted Republican in the last election and now the R's are trying to dismantle our limited health care reform bill, which doesn't go near far enough in the direction of the much more effective Canadian system.

Still, there's a lot to like about the United States. I just hope we can learn from countries, like Canada, that have smarter social policies than we do.

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