Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Canada's Health care?

Canada's health care system is so vastly superior to America's! At least, thats what the cronies on the Left and Michael Moore want you to believe.

If so, why would a Canadian member of parliament head to California for cancer treatment?

Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who is battling breast cancer, travelled to California last June for an operation that was recommended as part of her treatment, says a report.

Stronach's spokesman, Greg MacEachern, told the Toronto Star that the MP for Newmarket-Aurora had a "later-stage" operation in the U.S. after a Toronto doctor referred her.

"Belinda had one of her later-stage operations in California, after referral from her personal physicians in Toronto. Prior to this, Belinda had surgery and treatment in Toronto, and continues to receive follow-up treatment there," said MacEachern.

He said speed was not the reason why she went to California.

Instead, MacEachern said the decision was made because the U.S. hospital was the best place to have it done due to the type of surgery required.
"In fact, Belinda thinks very highly of the Canadian health-care system, and uses it when needed for herself and her children, as do all Canadians. As well, her family has clearly demonstrated that support," MacEachern told the Star.
That's like saying "I think very highly of my wife, and I go to her when needed as do all husbands. But when she can't satisfy my needs, I pay for the good stuff".

It's a pretty hollow argument. Socialized medicine just isn't the answer -- and the elitists in the world don't care because they'll always be rich enough to get what they need.