The Canadian healthcare systems failures have been brought to the forefront in this AP article.
Long touted by many as the standard of national health proponents, it seems that what many of us have known for a long long time are being acknowledged. Long waits for medical care is what characterizes these type government run programs.
George Zeliotis, an elderly Montreal man, tried to pay for hip replacement
surgery rather than wait nearly a year for treatment at a public
Zeliotis told the high court that he suffered pain and became
addicted to painkillers during the yearlong wait for surgery, and he should have
been allowed to pay for faster service with private insurance.
This cuts to the very core of socialism, I know. Nonetheless, many Canadians come to the U.S. for their medical care if it is of any significance. You see, when it gets right down to it, people in general have a survival instinct that is quite strong. This instinct will normally supercede any socialistic view of the common good.
the universal health-care system - while considered one of the fairest in
the world - has been plagued by long waiting lists and a lack of doctors, nurses
and new equipment. Some patients wait years for surgery, MRI machines are scarce
and many Canadians travel to the United States for medical treatment.
It will undoubtedly get more difficult to sell this program in the U.S. if this gets any MSM play.
That could be bad news for Hillary.
Just a thought.