Under Canadian HealthCare All Canadians Are Equal

It’s just that some are more equal than others

An unapologetic Danny Williams says he was aware his trip to the United States for heart surgery earlier this month would spark outcry, but he concluded his personal health trumped any public fallout over the controversial decision.

…”This was my heart, my choice and my health,” Williams said late Monday from his condominium in Sarasota, Fla.

“I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics.”

No, but you have worked to make darn sure you took away that right from your constituents, didn’t you?

Eight months later, in December, his doctors told him the problem had become severe and urged him to get his valve repaired immediately or risk heart failure, he said.

And of course that wasn’t really an option up North, eh?

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

Williams said he didn’t announce his departure south of the border because he didn’t want to create “a media gong show,” but added that criticism would’ve followed him had he chose to have surgery in Canada.

I would’ve been criticized if I had stayed in Canada and had been perceived as jumping a line or a wait list. … I accept that. That’s public life,” he said.

Because his life is more equal than any other Canadian’s.

“God forbid for the Canadian public I won’t be around longer than ever.”

Well there ya’ go.

9 Responses to “Under Canadian HealthCare All Canadians Are Equal”

  1. Skyler says:

    Beyond the whole immoral concept of taking someone’s money and giving it to other people, the truly insidious part of socialism’s evil is that it encourages the rise of people who think that they are worthy of making the decision of how much to take from one and how much to give to the other, and of course how much of a cut to take for himself and his cronies.

    Hayek said that a totalitarian dictator does not create socialism. It is socialism that allows someone like Hitler to exist.

    This guy is proving the rule. Socialism in Canada has created an elite population that need not be hindered by the rules for the commoners, and he feels perfectly justified in demanding this preferential status.

    Open economic systems allow the common man to achieve the standards of the ruling elite. The ruling elite gets the high standards no matter which system is used to govern.

  2. NJ Sue says:

    I read a comment about this flap in which a Canadian praised his “democratic health system, despite its flaws.” To me, a health system is just a set of services, not a set of political convictions. Then it struck me that this man “believes” in his health service the way we “believe” in our Constitution. Unfortunately that means the system cannot be questioned or criticized. People will put up with subpar treatment because it’s become a political virtue to do so. I don’t want that mentality to migrate here.

  3. Teresa says:

    So, is he going to pay for other Canadians to head on down here for immediate treatment when the Canadian system will make them wait? After all, regular everyday people have jobs that are important and they need to get fixed up and back to work as soon as possible…


    What a self centered jackass that guy is.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Teresa, evidently you didn’t get the memo that he’s VERY IMPORTANT.

    Look, I actually think it’s great that he is able to choose the best healthcare for himself. I just think we all should have that option,, and under the current Canadian system as I understand it it is ILLEGAL for Canadians to have private health insuarnce.

    So unless you’re rich like he is you’re SOL.

  5. JeffS says:

    George Orwell was a seer, indeed.

  6. ricki says:

    I guess he hurried to get it done in case a system like his country’s got set up here, ‘cos then he’d really be SOL…he’d have to fly all the way to India or somewheres.

  7. Dave E. says:

    ricki-I think the politicians figure they’ll always have Walter Reed and Bethesda. What you will do is not their problem.

  8. Skyler says:

    Four legs good. Two legs better.

  9. Tony Meier says:

    OMG… People, our democracy does not seem to seems to function so well anymore. I wonder sometimes if socialist and other countries are laughing at our country. We are starting to turn into a third world country nowadays !

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