Tonight’s 20/20 Exposes Single-Payer Health Care

Published July 31, 2009

ABC News “20/20” is planning to air a segment tonight with John Stossel about the health care systems of Canada and Great Britain. We understand our friend and colleague, Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute, will be on the program. “20/20” airs tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern, but please check your local listings for the exact time.

Stossel gives us this teaser on his blog: “We did find places in Canada where patients have quick and easy access to cutting edge technology like CT scans, endoscopy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopy. The clinics make these treatments available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so patients rarely have to wait. But patients have to bark or meow to get that kind of treatment.

“Do you want a CT scan? Canadian veterinary clinics, which are private, told us that they can get a dog in the next day. For people, the waiting list is a month.”

The health care segment is scheduled to air toward the end of the program. Be sure to watch and let us know what you think.

For more information about the program, please visit the 20/20 Web site.