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Where does Johnny Halliday gets medical care? In socialized France/Canada? Mais NON!
CBC News ^ | December 12, 2009 | CBC News

Posted on 12/16/2009 2:01:35 PM PST by eleni121

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday is in a medically induced coma at a U.S. hospital as a result of an operation gone bad in France, according to the singer's handlers.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: afterobamacarewhat; agingrockstar; americanmedicine; frenchmedicine; johnnyhallyday; obamacare; publichealth; socializedmedicine
IN a US hospital? How can this be? The UN's WHO rated France's medical system "best in the world" in 2001. We are constantly told that Oh Canada is a model the US should aspire to. So where do big shots go to get their own medical care? Yeah... thought so.
1 posted on 12/16/2009 2:01:35 PM PST by eleni121
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To: eleni121
""It seems the Americans fixed things that they found that were very badly done.""

That could be said of much of the Franco-American history the last 110 years.

2 posted on 12/16/2009 2:03:51 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: eleni121

Help me here folks, who the F is Johnny Halliday?


3 posted on 12/16/2009 2:12:49 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

4 posted on 12/16/2009 2:13:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: a fool in paradise

He is a rapist or an alleged rapist. Johnny has been the hip singer in France for 40 to 50 years. LOL!


5 posted on 12/16/2009 2:18:19 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Frantzie
I thought this was the hip singer in France.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 2:21:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

France’s version of Elvis.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:20 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

France’s version of Elvis.


8 posted on 12/16/2009 2:24:28 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Frantzie

He is huge in France, probably the biggest celebrity there.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 3:24:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

I should know that name...


10 posted on 12/16/2009 7:16:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
He's someone who's had A LOT of work done.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 7:19:33 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: eleni121

In fairness he did not come to LA for his medical care. He had a disk operation on his neck by a “celebrity surgeon” who may have “botched” the operation. Hallyday flew to LA for business/personal reasons soon after the operation and then collapsed once there.

Only to point out that this is not a case of medical tourism - it’s a case falling ill while traveling.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 7:21:59 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: dfwgator

He’s also a resident of Switzerland to avoid French taxes. Also un ami of President Sarkozy.


13 posted on 12/16/2009 7:22:58 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Lizavetta

He looks like that cat woman.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 7:34:38 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Fairness does not equal correctness.

Halliday came to the US to fix the problems caused by the French surgeon. His agent said:

“It seems the Americans fixed things that they found that were very badly done.”

Many many foreign rich and connected from countries with govt run medical systems come here to get fixed.

15 posted on 12/16/2009 7:37:12 PM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: eleni121

You’re just wrong in your conclusions. The quote you supply, while true, simply does not support your conclusion (or inference) that he came here for medical care. He did not. Yes the Americans fixed the previous problem, and yes they said that the French surgeon screwed up, but that was NOT the reason for the trip. Believe it or not, but that’s the way it went down.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 7:41:13 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: eleni121

See thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2409356/posts?page=1

Johnny’s illness has been cloaked in mystery since day one. He seems to have been far too ill to travel to LA for a business meeting, and was most likely flown to LA for more surgery, and medical treatment for infections contracted in a French Hospoitalk that did not respond to treatment.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 11:17:18 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Heyu! Watch you language! Who do you think you are? Johnny Hallyday? Next thing you know you’ll be marrying 17 year olds and spending time in Rehab.


18 posted on 12/16/2009 11:18:54 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: a fool in paradise

That would be Serge Gainsbourg, shown here with wife Jane Birkin.

A lot more brilliant than Johnny, Gainsbourg wrote some great music, lived a totally degenerate life of women, drugs and alcohol, and died relatively young.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 11:22:00 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Johnny lives in Belgium, where the government worked out a special tax arrangement for him to avaoid France’s confiscatory taxes on wealth,


20 posted on 12/16/2009 11:23:47 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: eleni121


Many many foreign rich and connected from countries with govt run
medical systems come here to get fixed.

Many folks of MODEST means run to the USA to get quality healthcare
not available in their “enlightened socialist paradises”.

I’m related to some. I love them enough to NOT ask them why one of
their first stops upon arriving in flyover USA is...
to get a second opinion from an American doctor.

Recently, one got nearly immediate for an emergency problem.
That probably would have put them on one of those week-to-a-year
waiting lists to see a specialist back in the home country.

But, like George Bailey (of “It’s A Wonderful Life”), I never
try to explain to them that many of us are fighting ObamaCare...
so they’ll have someplace to run to when they can’t get timely
and/or quality care “back home”.


21 posted on 12/16/2009 11:35:25 PM PST by VOA (I)
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To: Lizavetta

Looks like Vincent Price and Barbra Streisand’s lovechild there.


22 posted on 12/17/2009 8:41:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: eleni121; a fool in paradise
Go Zhonny, Go!


23 posted on 12/17/2009 8:48:02 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

John Edwards is jealous. He wants a new hairdresser.


24 posted on 12/17/2009 8:51:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: VOA

Many folks of MODEST means run to the USA to get quality healthcare
not available in their “enlightened socialist paradises”.


Bears repeating since I, like you, have experienced family members from abroad as well as friends who have and would love to get here to get treatment that is impossibly poor in govt run racket healthcare in Europe.


25 posted on 12/17/2009 9:00:47 AM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

see post 17.

Lots of places he could have gone to - but did not


26 posted on 12/17/2009 9:02:39 AM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: Revolting cat!
....and he's referred to as "France's handsome version of Elvis".

Handsome? Looks to me like he used Liberace's plastic surgeon at some time in the past.

Leni

27 posted on 12/17/2009 9:02:39 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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