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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Candian Universal Health Care So Good That The Canadian Premier Opts For Heart Surgery In The U.S.

Click here for story: 'My heart, my choice,' Williams says, defending decision for U.S. heart surgery

Amazing. This is the heart (no pun intended) of the story:

His doctors in Canada presented him with two options - a full or partial sternotomy, both of which would've required breaking bones, he said.

He said he spoke with and provided his medical information to a leading cardiac surgeon in New Jersey who is also from Newfoundland and Labrador. He advised him to seek treatment at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.

That's where he was treated by Dr. Joseph Lamelas, a cardiac surgeon who has performed more than 8,000 open-heart surgeries.

Williams said Lamelas made an incision under his arm that didn't require any bone breakage.

"I wanted to get in, get out fast, get back to work in a short period of time," the premier said.

Interesting. I recently had a discourse on another blog ( with a commenter there, from Canada, that tried to say that health care in Canada was free (he is wrong about that), that it was high quality (also wrong about that), and that it was freely available (he was wrong about this as well).

I provided this video as evidence against what he claimed:

This commenter then went on a rant about how Steven Crowder was not reliable because he is a conservative with a bent against univerrsal health care. That somehow the actual footage that Crowder provided inaccurately portrayed the Canadian health care system.

I then provided this video for him of UFC star Brock Lesnar (note the 1:27 mark of the video). Sorry this is a link, they have embedding disabled for this video:

Click here: Brock Lesnar discusses his illness

So I have a Canadian, Steven Crowder, doing an undercover investigation about universal health care in Canada. I also have an American that was ill in Canada discussing his experience with universal health care in Canada. Yet this anonymous commenter on the internet insisted that they were lying, and that I should believe him when he told me that Canadian care was free (despite extremely high taxes to pay for it), available (despite extremely long wait times for care), and high quality.

Apparently the Canadian Premier disagrees with that. Since he came to United States and willingly paid for heart surgery out of his own pocket instead of accepting the "free" heart surgery in Canada.

For commenter Ryan at I have only one thing to say: GAME. SET. MATCH.

1 comment:

Writer X said...

Sounds like the Canadian commentator espouses the ignorance is bliss principle. Well done, LoneWolf.