It was only a matter of time before people supporting the “there-is-no-solution solution” to America’s health insurance problems started to foist their opinions on people from other countries.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee invited people with expertise on single-payer healthcare systems to speak before it. The speakers came from Taiwan, Denmark, France and Canada.
During a meeting with the subcommittee, Republicans even took pains to mention the “problems” and “failures” of The Affordable Care Act to these people from other countries who have no stake in American healthcare politics.
At times, the hearing devolved into Senator Richard Burr taking potshots at foreign single-payer healthcare systems as if he were taking potshots at The Affordable Care Act.
During Burr’s questioning, Canadian Doctor Danielle Martin was asked how many Canadians died per year while on waiting lists. She didn’t know, but she then mentioned a study by The American Journal of Public Health that states 45,000 Americans die each year due to a lack of health insurance.