It’s not just average Canadians who are coming to the US for healthcare needs. In a show of why socialized medicine cannot ever meet the same level of care as free market health care, the Canadian Premier heads to the US for surgery:
Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week in the United States.
Deputy premier Kathy Dunderdale confirmed the treatment at a news conference Tuesday, but would not reveal the location of the operation or how it would be paid for.
“He has gone to a renowned expert in the procedure that he needs to have done,” said Ms. Dunderdale, who will become acting premier while Mr. Williams is away for three to 12 weeks.
“In consultation with his own doctors, he’s decided to go that route.”
Of course HE decided to go that route, because he’s got the money to pay for it. For the millions of Canadians stuck underwater in their homes, losing jobs and seeing their savings dwindle, no such option exists. Like the UK, Canadians have to wait to be seen by specialists, wait to have MRI’s or other scans performed and then they must wait for the actual surgeries.
This is what is coming to America under socialized medicine. What is a routine, rapidly initiated procedure today will become a bureaucratic struggle in the future. While a committee takes their sweet time deciding whetherÂ not you are qualified for a particular procedure, be it cancer therapy or heart surgery, you’ll be sitting on the sidelines praying and hoping that your benevolent government will find you worthy.
Incidentally, this will also be the case with purchasing homes, cars and acquiring student loans if we cede control of these free market sectors to a socialist government.