Canadian Leader Rejects Canadian Medicine

February 23, 2010

The Canadian Press: ‘My heart, my choice,’ Williams says, defending decision for U.S. heart surgery

Yeah, a Canadian politician traveling to the US for his medical care was bad enough. But this quote regarding medical care in Canada was the clincher:

“I would’ve been criticized if I had stayed in Canada and had been perceived as jumping a line or a wait list. … I accept that. That’s public life,” he said.

“(But) this is not a unique phenomenon to me. This is something that happens with lots of families throughout this country, so I make no apologies for that.”

In other words, if you’re Joe the Plumber in Canada, tough noogies.

Which leads to the question of where wealthy Canadians like Danny Williams will go for health care if America adopts Canada’s medical plan.


Your Daily Health Care – Megan McArdle

August 18, 2009

Your Daily Omnibus Health Care Post – Megan McArdle

I like Megan McArdle… she makes reasonable arguments for her points while admitting the other side has legitimate points as well.

This article is a good breakdown of who public health insurance is supposed to benefit and who would pay for it.

Obama, Post Office & Health Care

August 18, 2009

Didn’t realize this made national coverage but Bloomberg Surveillance this morning speculated that equating a national health care program with the Post office pretty much sealed its death sentence.

Two strikes in one evening. Postal workers are upset and public option advocates as well.

Again, Obama has been so oversold as a sharp politician… which pretty much reaffirms the notion that its best not to believe everything you hear on the campaign trail – and I don’t fault Obama, but rather the press who painted him so glowingly.