Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A disheartening tale

Danny Williams, the premier of a Canadian province, is going to the United States to have heart surgery.
Canada's "free" health care is the envy of U.S. liberals who want socialized medicine here.
A story in the Toronto Sun said Williams could have had his surgery in Canada. "You just have to wait a bit longer, and the accommodations aren't as nice."
If you're facing heart surgery, wouldn't you want to do it soon, in "nice" facilities?
Canadian doctors quickly insisted that Williams could have gotten the surgery in Canada and that heart surgery in Canada is as good as, and sometimes better than, that in the U.S.
The Fraser Institute said 41,000 Canadians sought treatment in the U.S. last year.
Meanwhile, this headline from CBC in Canada: A 12-year-old boy is in a vegetative state after having his tonsils removed at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital.

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