It's amazing what lived experiences can do to destroy formerly held beliefs.
Lee Kurisko joins the program to show how lived experiences can do to destroy formerly held beliefs.
A former socialist, Lee explains why he has become a vocal supporter of free-market healthcare solutions and an open opponent to socialized medicine.
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Lee Kurisko MD is a Canadian physician specialized in Diagnostic Imaging that has been living and working in Minnesota for the last 20 years. Before moving to the US, he worked in Canada’s system of government health care for 13 years. Formerly a believer in the supposed merit of a government run one-party payer system, he became diametrically opposed to such a plan when he faced the inability of such a system to deliver timely quality health care when he became Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging for Thunder Bay Regional Hospital in Thunder Bay, Canada. He now believes that a health care system primarily based on free market principles and charity would be the best for the American public and not “Medicare of All”. True to this belief, along with being a radiologist with Consulting Radiologists Ltd in Minnesota, he is Chief Medical Officer for MediBid.com, an interactive portal for buying and selling medical goods and services without the intrusion of third parties such as government and insurance companies. He authored, “Health Reform - The End of the American Revolution?”. His book explores how the character of America, founded on the values of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, would be fundamentally changed if Americans ever embrace a socialist health care system in which the government would determine the type, quality and amount of health care that they are allowed to have.