Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ralph's Way .... Only A Week Behind the Mailman

Anyone who read my blog last week knows that I "exposed" King Ralph's allowance of private medical insurance -- even though he hadn't admitted it at the time.

In fact, we gave you a brief list of the 125 services which will become deregulated and allowed to be performed by private doctors who can bed hop into the public service and cherry-pick choice patients to work on whilst those sicker and more costly patients will be left to fend in the public system. This is bad medicine.

Seems also that Ralph is rewarding the insurance companies who took a hit on auto by allowing private insurance. Think I'm being too cynical?

Now don't get me wrong, I believe that people should have a choice where their money is spent, even if it is on your health, but allowing doctors to jump from private to public is wrong, wrong, wrong.

So is having to purchase insurance for health services. This almost ensures inferior treatment to pensioners, the monetarily challenged, or those with serious illness who only qualify after 2 years of suffering.

For the next 30 days you can provide your input to the government here (follow link on right hand side to submit your comments).

Personally, I think it's an exercise in futility, considering insurers are already rolling out their plans ... so regardless of your input, the PC's will go ahead with this plan.

Of course, Ralph didn't really lie -- he did say he would get public input ... he just never said that he wouldn't bother listening to any of it.

6 Comments:

At Wed Mar 01, 12:32:00 PM MST, Blogger Justthinkin said...

Good thoughts Aiz...we cannot in any way afford the public system, nor can we go fully private. But then again, there has to be some way to blend the two. Why is nobody looking at Switzerland/France/Australia..etc?
I think maybe the chickens of socialism are finally starting to come home to roost.Just ask Russia *sigh*

 
At Wed Mar 01, 05:48:00 PM MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Gotta admit I again side with the former Herring Choker-turned pooping Odie above.

Bottom line: what will work in the long run? Time to get extremely serious. No more sacred cows.

And the dark, shadowy figure? Guess who.

 
At Wed Mar 01, 06:51:00 PM MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Your civie service mug Steph?

 
At Wed Mar 01, 07:26:00 PM MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

No matter what happens, someone has to do something, or it will collapse anyway. There will probably be a few running into the ditch along the way...

 
At Wed Mar 01, 07:49:00 PM MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Nope; they took the ID badge, naturally, when I left. Didn't want me going around impersonating a federal agent, apparently. I don't know what they were protecting, other than what they believed was their money. Perhaps protecting the nepotism, the many neverending, irrelevant meetings, the big parties (paid for by taxpayers, of course... Librano rule, 'twas... think Joe Volpe) I felt like a foreigner there. Moonbats all over the place; my gawd! Thank goodness for the also-contracted, hot, non-moonbat woman right next to my cube... gotta love a Francophone who complains about having to do e-mails in BOTH English AND French. Said the French takes too long! And we both marvelled at how little the mandarins worked and rather stood around chewing the fat on our dime. Too bad she was taken and everything. The good ones are often either taken or... you know...

And never call me "Steph". If you must, it's "Steve". Sigh... you're just as bad as I am now! LOL

I picked that pic as it is dark and shadowy... too much detail in your pic wouldn't be a good thing when you're slamming and making fun of all sorts of badasses!

 
At Wed Mar 01, 08:00:00 PM MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Hell, just yesterday, I got "profiled" myself... by a young Arabic-looking fellow. 'twas creepy... never saw him before; I was just minding my own business at a grocery checkout and he walks by with fear and paranoia in his eyes as soon as he spots me... I do look like a military or counterterror agent, I suppose... so little hair, the military-green winter coat, the boots... yep; not the first time I've been looked at as if I was a cop or something... and the voice... wish I could sound more like a little bunny rabbit so I don't scare folks so easily...

But gotta love the high-testosterone genetics with which I'm blessed... only problem is the hair loss... damn! LOL

 

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