Canadian health care by any other name

A humorous simile from Simpson’s writer Tim Long in the July 1 New York Times  chalks one up for the pro-side of the single payer health care debate in the United States that has seen the Canadian system derided.

Subtly wrapped in a response to a question to 11 expatriate Canadians about what they miss most about living in Canada, Long closes the article by declaring it was snow that he missed. The sort of snow he grew up with in Exeter, Ontario, the midwestern region just north of London and known for its prodigious piles of the white stuff. 

“Yes, I know the United States gets snow,” he writes. “But to my Canadian eye, American snow is like American health care: sporadic, unreliable and distributed unevenly among the population.” 

Happy Canada Day!