Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Candadian Provincial Premier To Seek Medical Care In The United States

h/t Hot Air

Apparently the socialized healthcare system of our neighbor to the north isn't quite good enough for one of Canada's more prominent politicians.

Back in August, our friend Ed Morrissey reported on a program initiated by the Canadian government that made it legal for border provinces such as Ontario to contract with American hospitals to treat Canadian patients who need various treatments not readily available in Canada due to the increased demand that a nationalized healthcare system creates. The sole reason for the program is get around increased wait times for care, something the Democrats assure us exist only in the imaginations of eeeevil conservatives trying to scare people away from socialized medicine.

But now it appears that even Canada's politicians have no faith in the system they thrusted down the throats of their citizens. At least that's true for the Provincial Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, one Mr. Danny Williams. Now, with his own life on the line, Mr. Williams is coming to America for heart surgery.

If you're not quite ready to call him a hypocrite, here's a video of him defending Canada's healthcare program.

Here is the simple truth of the matter: By seeking healthcare outside of Canada to save his own life, Premier Danny Williams has issued a de facto admission that the nationalized healthcare system is a virtual death sentence to those needing life saving treatment or surgery, treatments and surgeries made scarce by the very system he helped put in place.

Danny Williams, repeat after me: What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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