I thought that applied only to small companies that were indistinguishable from their owners and their families
which does not make any distinction about a business being privately owned. So, I don't see why you would make that distinction in this context.
The reason no one heads to Canada for medical treatment is that they wouldn't be covered and would have to pay out of pocket.
Seems obvious, doesn't it? Yet still posts like the GP show up all the time...
You wrecked the economy, crushed the housing market, and saddled me with student loans that can never be forgiven and that will garnish my wages even after death.
I don't know who you think "you" is but when I'm reading it, it's me, and I resent that you would try to blame me for these and one of them, I resent that you'd try to blame anyone other than yourself. It's unfortunate you took that approach because the rest of your post was fairly reasonable.
And THAT is why it's news. Because it's a surprise and we are caught unprepared for it.