Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Where will Canadians go after Obamacare?

What a fine how-do-you-do on this day only 48 hours away from the big 'Summit' between the Republicans and Obama in his 'televised' 'bipartisan' healthcare PR opportunity!

Have you seen this article? http://www.canada.com/Premier+Danny+Williams+surgery/2521522/story.html

How about this one? http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0QC7bditrEb3wYz_6_b-gsGGDxA

Premiere Danny Williams is quoted as having said: "I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics." according to the article in Canadian Press.

What ever will Canadians do when the Obamacare program 'pales' in comparison to the Canadian system? Fly to India? Seriously?!

It is great the Premiere could not only afford to come here and do this procedure out of pocket, [though he hopes to make a claim for whatever reimbursements he may be due] but that he was able to receive 'advice' from those he values to suggest he need not undergo a procedure that would involve breaking bones in his chest. Great that there are cardiologists here in the US who can perform less invasive procedures with the same quality outcome. BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER?

This valid argument aside -- that many in this country cannot even afford such medical services/treatment for a plethora of reasons -- the fact that there is still the opportunity to have a CHOICE, were the circumstances present to avail yourself of them, is the salient point. The landscape that attracted Premiere Williams from Canada will likely be very different than the landscape post Obamacare. Where the beautiful field of many colors and flora were will stand blight if not outright destruction. Where specialty trees provided specific remedy, deforestation will likely leave scorched land. Where a bouquet of 'choice' colors and smells could be gathered individually, there will likely be weeds with forbidding thorns. All in all, the 'months' of waiting facing Premiere Williams had he not taken his health into his own hands, will become our reality.

If this is not an obvious and huge red flag for everyone, what is?

Mr. President, remember, the same health care system you leave behind will eventually become yours and your children's lot in life, or death, depending on the 'time' the illness has to wait before treatment. Yes, we understand as president TODAY you have optimum healthcare, but as the years go by and your kids grow up and your socialized medicine has rooted deeply, they will pay for your vision, like every other child and grandchild born to adults of this day! For someone who has a history of cigarettes, hamburgers and fries, your healthcare may come back to bite!

So grateful this news has once again resurfaced, and yes, obviously it is most opportune -- given the big Pow-Wow of the 25th!

2010 and 2012 are key years! Whatever these people put into motion there must be those who are willing to put it in neutral, slow it down and bring it to its inevitable halt to step up and be elected. Nationalized healthcare is not Constitutional and has no business being the business of the ever expanding national government!

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