FACT CHECK: Jim Carrey On Health Care In Canada
On the Real Time with Bill Maher show, Jim Carrey implied that Canada’s health care system was flawless, citing his own experience and those of family members.
But does Jim know all the facts about Canada’s growing waiting list crisis?
Research by the Commonwealth Fund shows that of 11 developed countries, Canada had the longest wait times for patients to see a specialist and to receive surgery.
SecondStreet.org has also spoken with patients across Canada who endured long waiting lists to receive surgeries, and consequentially, had to live in chronic pain on the public health care system – even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch our video above, and to learn more about health care reform, pay attention to the data – not what celebrities say!
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