Hypocrisy, thy name is Canada
"The war that our own government is waging against our children is not over..."
Jean Lewis, “Medicare’s Orphans”
I have previously discussed the important Canadian documentary film produced by the autism treatment advocacy organization, Medicare For Autism Now! In the most recent trailer released, Jean Lewis and David Marley, co-founders of Medicare for Autism Now!, discuss the long-running autism wars in British Columbia; they lay Canada bare.
It takes a special kind of hypocrisy for a government to consume fully a third of its entire budget for the purpose of funding a supposedly universal healthcare system, designed to meet everyone’s core health needs... but apparently not for your kid! You are still required to pay a third of your taxes, of course, for the single-payer British Columbia health plan that pays for everyone else’s health care, but alas, no soup for you!
Your kid’s autism is apparently not on the official fee-for-service list. Tough break.
Children afflicted with autism in Canada are entirely shut out of government-funded health insurance monopolies. Given that medically necessary autism treatment is not covered anywhere in Canada, it seems fair to say, “Hypocrisy, thy name is Canada!”
We’re very much looking forward to the release of this important documentary.