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As Mr. Obama struggles to bring decent healthcare to all Americans, he faces a great deal of opposition from a specific group of people. Here in Canada, we too are struggling against this same group of people in an effort to retain our public healthcare. These people are known as the "investment class", their main purpose in life being, to attain "more." They can also be defined as sociopaths, that being: people who lack that most important ingredient in their persona that defines what it means to be human, the ability to empathize and feel love. Their existence is predicated on gain. There is no room for love or empathy in an avaricious heart. Make no mistake, this is a mental disorder that is infectious, and these people have managed to corrupt our government and lure them into a scheme of a much larger agenda: the privatization of Canada's healthcare system and the creation of a "perpetual debt."

There's a great deal of money in the healthcare business. Unfortunately, in Canada, as in the United Stated, we've discovered that a good one-third of our healthcare dollars are being lost through corruption schemes, kickbacks, payoffs and shady stock deals. This amounts to billions of dollars annually that could be used for the advancement of health services. Instead, services are constantly being cut back or eliminated and wait times in hospitals can now be as much as eight to ten hours. Healthcare is deteriorating, all in the name of profit. None of this is necessary. There is a viable solution, but the investment class won't like it, and it seems that they're "the tail that wags the dog."

I find it ironic that the fate of our national healthcare should be put in the hands of a group of people who are mentally ill and care nothing for the health and wellness of society; rather, they view the population as just another herd of sheep to be fleeced.

I have a news flash for both the investment and ruling classes from the citizens of this country: we're not a commodity, we're not your property, and we're not for sale.

Gary Markle

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Jan 10 2010 - 7:38pm

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Insurers may not be able to turn down people with pre-existing conditions, but it sounds like they never have to pay for the treatment of a pre-existing condition. As stated in the article, I think the insurance companies have been left wiggle room to deny claims, and that is what makes these companies successful. Our senators know their master's voice.

Jeffrey Strain

Des Moines, IO

Jan 3 2010 - 4:18pm

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Regarding abolishing the filibuster: Do you believe it's at least possible that you would ever be in the minority again? With no filibuster when, not if, the conservatives are back in power, they could simply repeal any or all of your inititives. In fact, it would effectively end minority rights. The majority could always impose its will (from the left or the right).

David Stoy

Blue Bell, PA

Jan 2 2010 - 12:15pm

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