QUOTED: Toronto doctor Danielle Martin, after being asked if she knows how many Canadian patients die each year waiting for healthcare
“I don’t, sir, but I know there are 45,000 in America who die waiting because they don’t have insurance at all.”
–Danielle Martin, vice president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, speaking on Wednesday at a hearing organized by the U.S. senate’s subcommittee on primary health and aging. Her questioner is Richard Burr, a Republican senator from North Carolina. Throughout their exchange, Burr tries to bait Martin into revealing a downside to single-payer healthcare, the very notion of which is reviled by American conservatives, who have spent the past four years trying to quash president Obama’s Affordable Care Act. She doesn’t give him any satisfaction. A video clip is embedded above.