Friday, December 05, 2008


Re: "If you think health care is expensive now ..."

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.

-- P.J. O'Rourke

Whenever a leftist U.S. politician starts yapping about "universal health care," Canada's gov'ment-run system is cited as the be-all, end-all of what what health care-delivery should be.

Before you go saying "Let's do the Canada thing!" along with them leftist politicians, consider the following from a Canadian who knows all about Canada's ... well, this:

Free health care means that you cannot get a family doctor, and if you do, you cannot get an appointment. Should you require a hospital, you will be forced to wait hours like you would in a "county" hospital, and you will be treated on second rate equipment bought at a "going out of business sale" or something. It is actually ILLEGAL to buy health care here. Think about your Life/Liberty/Pursuit of Happiness clause. We do not have the right to live. In 2004, a Quebec man sued via the Quebec Supreme Court that this was unconstitutional. He had waited so long for hip surgery that he was now addicted to his pain killers. The court agreed with him, but no changes to policy have been made as yet. People continue to die. My mother was told she had pre-manopausal depression. The correct diagnosis would have been LUNG CANCER. A bit different, huh? She died when I was 14, five months after she was misdiagnosed. All our good medical graduates went to America, where they can make decent salaries and not be paying off their student loans for the next 15 years. Did you know that many of your doctors come from a school called McGill. That’s ours. It has more Americans than Canadians in it.

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