Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Canada's Health System As A Model for The USA


Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.

CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week.

The premier's office provided few details, beyond confirming that he would have heart surgery and saying that it was not necessarily a routine procedure.

Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale is scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday morning.
She's expected to provide more details about Williams's condition, as well as how the provincial government will function during his absence.

CBC reporter David Cochrane said Williams appeared to be in good health recently. He described the premier as "fairly active," playing pick-up hockey at least once a week when work permits.

Socialized medicine is just for the proles.


Anonymous said...

But do you or the average person have access to the surgeon and hospital he will be going to? People with the top money and influence will always go to the very best facilities in the world. When it comes to their health, allegiances and patriotism go out the window.

Most Americans don't get to go to Johns Hopkins or the Mayo Clinic.

I knew someone about 12 years ago, who went to Canada for eye surgery, because that was where the best was. She went to the guy who was teaching everyone else. Her husband was the president of a division of one of the largest companies in the US.

So I don't think this is a statement of better or worse systems of healthcare. It's a statement of healthcare being available to those who can afford it.

Dave Markowitz said...

No one has the right to something if he needs to make someone else pay for it.