Sunday, June 12, 2005

Canadians Dying Due to Utopian Medicare

One of the things we probably shouldn't think about too much, in light of the recent Chaoulli decision in Quebec, is how many Canadians have already died because of our governments' addiction to the idea of "single-tier health care". Nope, because then we might actually have to assign blame (particularly to Canadian leftist politicians), and that is SOOooooo unCanadian.

P.S. Anybody want to start a list on-line somewhere of Canadians who someone personally (thus, verifiable) knows who died (or lived in terrible health) while on a waiting list for more than, say, one month?

UPDATE: Okay, that PS isn't for real, that would be tasteless (just quietly reflect on it yourselves, those who've been affected by it). Personally, I can think of 1, 2, 3, 4 - okay, 4 off the top of my head who I know who've been affected negatively by STHC.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alan said...

Why would it be tasteless?

OC

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:49:00 AM  
Blogger Cyrano said...

I'm not sure if I can put it in words, Alan - my gut reaction is that it's tasteless/exploitative of human tragedy. OTOH, it's generally acknowledged that at least some people have died while waiting for the care that could/should have saved them. Would these people likely have had any problem with their names being listed to help change the system that contributed to the timing of their deaths? Probably not.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:00:00 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Why not have people write their own stories and submit them?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Cyrano said...

Alan, you sound like you're better at this than I am (plus, I'm too timid).

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:56:00 PM  

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