September 16th, 2009
04:15 PM ET
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Typical Republican

    Obama just visited my house too. He tried to shoot grandma and little timmy. Thankfully Grandma was denied a life saving operation last year and little timmy is in line trying to get 'rationed' health care but being denied due to his 'pre-existing' condition. So, Our current health care system stopped Obama from shooting Grandma and Little TImmy!

    September 16, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Deuce

    Look after the idiots who elected you Obama. We dont need any of your Crap in Canada..

    September 16, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. Jennifer, Canada

    Wonderful to see CNN covered our Prime Minister's visit to the US.
    We are indeed so closely aligned it is unfortunate that many Americans do not realize how important the Canadian/American
    economies are entwined. It is just this type of coverage that will educate each of our citizens.

    September 16, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. MatthewDetroit

    Barack ask him while your there, on WHY the healthcare is failing in Canada.
    Why the President of the Canadian Medical Association said that the canadian healthcare system is busted flat broke and needs private insurance companies.

    Ask him why his predecessor came to the United States of America for surgery.

    Your system is a lie.
    You sir are a liar.
    Protect America Impeach Barack Obama.

    September 16, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. Margaret

    Is Barry planning on coming home soon? Isn't there a law requiring the President to spend a certain number of days at his desk in the Oval Office?

    September 16, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. Blutarski

    He must be getting Health Care "reform" advice from him. The Canadian Health Minister stated that the system needs to be restructured because it is operating so far in the red, it looks like fresh road kill. I guess we have that to look forward to. Whew, thans Mr. President for "reforming" the Health Care system in the U.S. It is obviously working in Canada. Oh by the way, did I mention that the proposals in Congress mirror the Canadian system?

    September 16, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  7. Deuce

    "Pass the Buck" Blitzer. He is famous for attacking people on CNN, with think like me. He must have a lot weapons at his disposal, otherwise he may be surprised one day.

    September 16, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. Moosehead

    I wonder if they discussed the universal health care system that ALL Canadians are covered by. Canadians pay a little more taxes on tobacco and gasoline, but their government looks after everyone's health needs, it's not a perfect system, but a lot better than the messy and fraudulent system in the States.

    September 16, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  9. C B

    This country needs a good health care system. We need to discuss this issues as adults. A message to you tea baggers. I am a 60 yr old white boy and I have seen the race card. What are you going to do when your child is laying in the strret dead!

    September 16, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. Michael Templer

    Ok I am with Health care reform and hope they pass something but the Canadian's have national Healthcare because they pay for it not just in excise taxes on cigarettes but also higher income taxes much hire. They pay for what they get we put it on the credit card. If you add medicare, social security, medicaid and interest on the debt with no federal government or millitary and we are still over budget. Medical costs are out of range and wellness care is seen as unamerican.


    September 16, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Melissa

    Good for him. I hope they talked about health care. Canadian health care is worth it. In Canada, I was never scared to go to the hospital. In the US, I'm terrified.

    September 16, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. janey : maryville.tnUSA

    i hope POTUS has a nice visit in Canada,i have always wanted to visit there too.while he is there he might get someone from there health care system to come and advise us on converting to single payer health care for all americans.
    then our big insurance companies can manage the public system for us.HAHAHAHAHA

    i dont see why our elected officials dont want the rest of the US to have good health care like they enjoy everyday.its a shame that so many people die every day for lack of health care and our officals can turn there head and look the other way.

    the only people against health care reform are the ones that have insurance.think about this...what if you lost your coverage and there was nothing you could do to get more???would you want your family to have public option then???

    people need to think about someone other than thereselfes.

    September 16, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. chelle

    Do Americans not recognize the room? It's in your White House!!!! You never cease to amaze me....Prime Minister Harper is in Washington you tools.....

    September 16, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. chelle

    As an aside....we have private insurance companies in Canada already...the basics are covered by our healthcare, the extras by private insurance. The reason we sometimes come to the States for care has less to do with our system not being good (ranks ahead of yours!) and more to do with our population – just how many specialists can a population of 33 million support???

    September 16, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. brian nj

    The reason most posters here did not recognize the room is that we have not seen Obama in, or near, the White House in a very long time... we have become accustomed to seeing him at union rallys with his sleeves rolled up calling for bi-partisanship and calling his fellow Americans liars.

    September 16, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |