Canadians Like US Healthcare

Bloggers continue to tout the Canadian healthcare system in order to defend government healthcare in the US, and to cite the Canadian government numbers as to wait times.

 The Fraser Institute disagrees with the numbers sent out by the Canadian government, but if you believe that governments don’t lie, fine.

Here is some VERY visible demonstration of the confidence that government officials have in Canadian healthcare:

In 2007, Canadian Liberal MP, Belinda Stronach came to the US. for breast cancer surgery.

When Robert Bourassa, the premier of Quebec, came to the US for cancer surgery.

In 2007, Wikipedia reported that “scores” of Canadian women were sent to the US for high-risk pregnancy, and one woman was sent to Montana for Quadruplets birth.

The Canadian Globe and Mail reported in 2008: More than 150 critically ill Canadians many with life-threatening cerebral hemorrhages have been rushed to the United States since the spring of 2006 because they could not obtain intensive-care beds here. Before patients with bleeding in or outside the brain have been whisked through U.S. operating-room doors, some have languished for as long as eight hours in Canadian emergency wards while health-care workers scrambled to locate care.”

The Premier of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, had his heart surgery done in Florida!

These are not anonymous  anecdotal instances, they are media covered instances, with names attached. These are CANADIAN officials who came here — AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE — instead of taking FREE healthcare in Canada.

Of course, many other Canadians do so quietly, every day, but in this case these are the officials who fund and understand how well the Canadian healthcare system works. Mind you, no one says it is in Britain territory but it is also not in our territory, either.

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