It is estimated that 50,000 Londoners are without a family doctor. The two emergency wards expected to service a city of approximately 350,000 are filled to capacity and wait times for many critical medical procedures are longer than a year, and that after you finally get in to see the overworked specialist.
Londoners are waiting weeks longer for hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery, compared with patients scheduled for the same operations last July.Despair no longer Comrades of London Ontario! Britian has the answer to our troubles. From the Red Star:
London—Britain's cherished universal health-care system has started denying treatment to fat people.Ontario should adopt a five year plan, spearheaded by George Smitherman, to deal with the failing health care system. First, it is obvious treatment should be denied to fat people until they lose wait and start eating according to the four food groups. The smokers and the drug users are also a burden on taxpayers and so will no longer receive treatment for drug related health problems. The third phrase, spanning the last three years of the plan, is to reduce, with the eventual goal of completely eliminating public care for old people - afterall, they are close to death so why waste the resources?
Although the members of these targeted groups pay vast sums, against their will, into the public pot and although they are unable to seek private health care in Canada, the essential point to be remembered is that there is a limited amount of funds and so the government must deny these people not only their money but also the services that this money is collected to pay for. It is not in the public interest for people to budget their own funds and activities. They'd only smoke cigarettes, drink beer and eat popcorn.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, December 19, 2005