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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Saving The Best

An update on Premiere Danny Williams from Newfoundland and Labrador illustrates a glaring problem with nationalized health care – when you need health care, you can’t get it. His statement reflects what most human beings would think if their lives were on the line. Premiere Williams said this. “This was my heart, my choice and my health. I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics.”
Okay, I agree with him. He did go out and get the best possible health care. The problem for the rest of Canada is that he had to get it in the United States. The reason Danny was able to get the best health care in the world when he needed it is because we here in the USA do not have socialized/nationalized health care. This statement by Toronto Sun editor Lorrie Goldstein sums up her article illustrating the case about what Danny did - “Which brings us to the real issue — not that Premier Williams used his own resources to buy private health care in the U.S., but that Canadians can’t do the same thing in Canada for medically necessary services.”
Keep the federal government out of health care. Throttle the lawyers and allow competition across state lines for health care services here in the USA and we won’t be in danger of losing what Premiere Danny Williams from Canada so eloquently states is “the best possible health care”. Amen to that, Danny.


Charles Gramlich said...

One thing that occurs to me is that certain doctors may be practicing in the US because they can make more money than they would under a socialized system. That could lead to fine care but certainly at a price.

BernardL said...

That is correct, Charles, and we still have a system where we can purchase private insurance to get the 'finest' care. The fact is young men and women are not going to go through a grueling decade in medicine running up a fortune in debt so they can get the same wage as an auto mechanic - nor should they have to in a free country. Ruining the best health care in the world because a small percentage of citizens want it for free at other taxpayers' expense is just plain goofy. What happens then is what's happening in Canada where billions are spent by taxpayers for a system they can die waiting to use.