As you'll likely be heading out of town for that MRI or treatment anyway, if you can afford it, you should keep right on going until you cross the border.
Premier Dalton McGuinty described the website as a tool for patients and doctors to decide whether someone should leave their own community in order to have their cancer treatment or MRI scan done more quickly in another town or city.Is McGuimpy so transparently stupid that he doesn't realize hosptials will rush people in and out even faster then they do now to make room for the next victim, resulting in errors, poor care, sickness and death? Reduced wait times do not necessarily result in better care, especially when any apparent benefits are heavily outweighed by the costs.
Politicians don't care about you or I as individual people. We are merely to follow the pellets to the appropriate voting booth. The obvious solutions are ignored and indeed scorned, while public awareness campaigns and five - ten year plans are adopted for their power to confuse and employ government friendly companies. Rather than allow private clinics to open up so that those that wanted to pay could leave the line, statists like Happy Jack Layton want to tighten the government's monopolistic grip on the health care system:
Prime Minister Paul Martin has to crack down on the number of private health-care clinics opening up for business or he will forfeit the NDP's support that's been propping up Martin's minority government, warns New Democrat Leader Jack Layton.More laws will fix the trouble, and it helps if you delay the election call too.
The current system is unsustainable. Not only does the aging population mean an increase in demand for health services, but in addition, the inclusion of expensive and rare treatments currently not covered is being considered. When health care has become "a right", when the right to life now means the right to whatever will sustain that life, no matter what the costs imposed by force onto others, on what basis do we refuse 'free' treatment to anyone who asks for it?
Monday, October 24, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, October 24, 2005