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Canadian HealthCare Report Card October 7, 2013

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Canada is often touted as a “model for national socialist  healthcare,” so it would behoove us to examine that system.  The statistics provided come from the independent studies conducted by the Fraser Institute.

medical wait statsWait Times… FAIL

From 1993 to 2011, patient wait times for medical procedures in Canada has increased by 104%, driving tens of thousands of Canadians to come to the United States for more timely care.   The average wait time between a referral to a specialist and the actual procedure in Canada is 19 weeks (nearly 5 months)! In 2011, there were 941,321 cases where the wait time for a medical procedure exceeded the 19-week average.  The Fraser Institute’s most recent report asserts,

“[Canadian] physicians themselves believe that Canadians wait nearly 3 weeks longer than what they consider is clinically ‘reasonable’ for elective treatment after an appointment with a specialist.”

Availability of Medical Resources… FAIL

70% of the provinces in Canada have been found to have inadequate medical resources, sending patients across the US border for medical care which is simply not available in Canada.  The rate of patients paying for medical care in America due to lack of medical care in Canada is steadily increasing in 7 provinces: British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Quality of Medical Care… FAIL

Patients and physicians in Canada have reported adverse medical consequences of Canadian healthcare, including worsening of their condition, poorer outcomes following treatment, disability, and/or death.  In 2010, even the Premier (= governor) of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, opted for coming to the US for his heart surgery rather than trust his life to the inferior Canadian healthcare system.  The Fraser Institute has reported for over a decade that the principal issue with Canadian healthcare is the mass exodus of doctors from Canada to the US and other nations where medical professionals are better compensated.

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Shutdown 2013: Another Obama Temper Tantrum! October 1, 2013

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obama-tearRepublicans don’t shut down the government… Democrats do (historically).  Throughout the Reagan years, eight shutdowns were imposed on the US public by Democratic House Leader Tip O’Neil… though most were 3 days or less and occurred on weekends.  In 1980, Jimmy Carter did it; in 1995, it was Clinton who did it… twice; and in 2013, it is once again the Democrats.  There would be no shutdown if Obama and his Democrat-controlled Senate hadn’t thrown a temper tantrum over delaying the enactment of their plagiarized Hitler Tiergartenstrasse 4 Plan (ObamaScare) that America does not want!

House Republicans have offered six budgets to the Democrat-controlled Senate in efforts to prevent and/or end an Obama shut-down… but the President has asserted he will absolutely not sign any of them, and the Senate has rejected them as well.  Furthermore, President Obama has insisted that he will not even discuss ending his shutdown unless a budget which will increase US debt by fully funding his billions-plus Tiergartenstrasse 4 Plan is agreed to.  His unwillingness to compromise his nation-bankrupting stance is clear evidence that we have a  four-year-old, temper-tantrum-throwing toddler in an office not Constitutionally occupiable by a person under 35.

This is not the Republicans’ shutdown; it is Obama’s and the Senate’s!  Put the blame where it rightly belongs!  This is Obama’s petty attempt to save his “legacy” (the reincarnation of Hitlercare)!

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