I have more than a few friends from Canada. Even the most liberal of them admit that for small illnesses they might use Canadian health care, but for serious situations they find a way--such as using a spouse's health care plan--to get treated in the U.S. I'm not saying that the U.S. system doesn't have serious issues, but socializing health care is not the answer.
And private insurance? That’s the thing, I— Actually, can I just —I wanted to ask a question. And—
JOHN DONVAN [MODERATOR]
—and I wanted to ask, actually two questions, to the audience. First, how many Canadians, would Canadians in the room please raise your hands. [ONE PERSON APPLAUDS, LAUGHTER]
We have about seven hands going up—
Okay, not as many as I thought. Okay, of those of you who are not on the panel who are Canadians,, how many of you think you have a terrible health care system. [PAUSE] One, two—
We see—almost all of the same hands going up. [LAUGHTER]
Bad move on my part. [APPLAUSE]
Hat tip: The Heritage Foundation via Instapundit.