Sunday, July 10, 2005

Private Health - But Only For Rich??

Adrienne Clarkson was jettisoned to the front line yesterday in order to have a pacemaker installed due to heart irregularities.

I think her medical condition is just another example of how publicly funded health care only benefits healthy Canadians. As an example, Peter Warren had people from across the country email him yesterday who were experiencing the same medical condition.

The waiting periods were anywhere from 6 weeks (for a consultation with a heart specialist) to over 8 months (bearing in mind that this is considered outpatient surgery with patients going home same day).

Just another fine example of the great Canadian Health Care System where the average person is denied the immediate medical attention they need. Something has to change folks. If the message isn't loud and clear that the system requires a major overhaul then you will never hear it.

I urge you to re-read my post about health care money following the patient. It is a real and tangible solution that we can grab onto in order to aid in the recovery of our health system. Comparing ourselves to North Korea should NOT be a compliment to anyone. There are so many other viable systems available that we need not only look at the US for alternatives.

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2 Comments:

At Mon Jul 11, 02:12:00 PM MDT, Blogger Zubari Zubari said...

First Aid for The Poor:

Slurpee turns 40 today. 7-11 is giving away free samples to celebrate. [http://outsidethebeltway.com/] Monday, July 11, 2005

 
At Wed Jul 13, 02:31:00 PM MDT, Blogger porchwise said...

I wish the conservatives here in the USA would look to Canada..they're already making a mess down here. Oh, sorry, I forgot who you were.

 

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