Skip to comments.Ambulance To Hosp. For Heart Attack In Canada NOT Covered By Gmvt Ins: "Not Medically Necessary!"
Posted on 08/20/2009 7:34:31 PM PDT by MindBender26
On the O'Reilly Factor tonight, the former President of the Canadian Medical Association, Brian Day, M.D. all but begged America to reject Obamacare.
Dr. Day, a practicing surgeon in Vancouver, said than tens of thousands of Canadians are waiting months for surgery because there is no money to pay for it and Canada has way too few physicians because no one wants to practice there. In addition, tens of thousands of other patients are waiting months to see the specialist, so they can then be approved to get in line to wait months for the surgery! Of course, in cancer patients, these delays are a death sentence, because the delays allow the tumors time to grow and metastasize.
Dr. Day also exposed the biggest financial lie about the north-of-the-border system. He said that in his province, British Columbia, 43% of the provincial revenue goes to pay for health care, and that number is expected to soar to 90% in ten years.
He also said that Health Canada was recently rated by an impartial group as 27th out of the medical systems in the top 27 industrialized countries.
He gave one example of how financially and morally bankrupt the system is. In Canada, if you are having a heart attack, Health Canada will NOT pay for an ambulance to take you to the hospital. You could drive yourself, or someone else could drive, so the Canadian insurance plan, the one Obama wants us all to suffer under, will not pay for an ambulance!
The reality is, Obama DOES know bad this proposed system would be, and he still wants it.
We call that "guilty knowledge."
In all fairness, here in Columbus, a trip in the squad costs (those of us with insurance) $700.
Secondly, thank what is costs to have the EMTs trained, all other expenses, just waiting for you when you need them.
Trust me, if you have having a heart attack and need the 700, call me. I'll front you the money!
A little off topic, but funny, especially if you’ve had to make one of those trips to the ER. Comedian Brian Regan talks about his trip to the ER. (it’s in 2 parts)
Actually, that’s what I though I was having (a heart attack.) Turned out it was my gallbladder. I ended up paying a $50 deductible for the squad. No complaints from me. Those guys were great.
"What happens when 10% of the current doctors in the US quit rather than be at the beck and call of some $8.00 an hour clerk in a government office? I know of at least one pharmacist and one dentist who have enough money to retire and absolutely refuse to become civil servants. And I only know one pharmacist and one dentist so that is 100%"
What happens? The lines get longer and more people have to wait for treatment.
Then you get what Canada has...a boatload of “doctors” from Pakistan.
But, but, but... Osama promises no long lines.
Once the line is two deep, any more comers get sent right back home!
I don’t know what other name you can call this monster bill that is being thrown on us except deathcare.
It is disgraceful.
Now the wife's doctor is from Pakistan. Full trained, is now a citizen of the US and hates Obamacare. So that may not be all that bad. She just had her annual evaluation with him and he was actually ranting and raging about Obama. She is an elder citizen and he told her her health and vitals were such she would not need the death panel review. And then he said of course under Obama it might still be mandated because of her age.
It’ll be hard on the Trial Lawyers Association.
Thank God for the kind of immigrant we need.
Another NHS physician, Dr. Mohammad Asha was not convicted, although he admitted giving $2000 to the bombers. MI-5 says he is a very serious security threat and wants him deported, but NHS has returned him to treating patients under an alias!
“What happens when”
What happens? Take a look at Japan. Any visit to a doctor takes at least half a day, and then you’re just going to get whatever doctor is up in the rotation.
I hear you, but we also have 1800 abortionists killing babies here in the US.
One issue at a time.
You a firefighter or LEO?
Use of term “squad”
Nope. Just the colloquial term for paramedic/ambulance service here.
That's because there are no lines. That is the old fashion way. Now, you get a number and you go and sit in a room full of chairs with a big screen that you watch until your number comes up.
This will be what eventually happens here in the US if obammacare passes. God forbid!
The waiting lines form and the govt starts hiring physicians from outside the US. Remember those terrorist physicians in the UK?
During my annual checkup my physician commented on the health care debate. He stated he had been seeing patients since 7:00 am and would end his day after 6:00 pm that day. He further stated that under national health care if he goes on a salary he will start his day at 9:00, put in his 8 hours, and walk out the door at 5:00 pm. He will have no incentive to see more patients.
National health insurance will result in a huge capacity issue. Not only will millions of new patients be added to the system. The care providers will have no incentive to work overtime. This could result in a reduction in the number of patient contact hours available by 20-25%. No matter what Obama and the single payer supporters say, health care will have to be rationed quickly. This will happen if no doctors quit practicing.
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