Category Archives: Socialized Medicine

The trials and tribulations of Wynne’s health-care cutbacks

As we are all too aware in Ontario, the provincial government, led by lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne, has been spending money and piling up deficits literally by the billions. What might be somewhat less known, is that Wynne has been cutting back on funding for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) at the same time. Prescribed medications and other services are being de-listed (i.e. no longer paid for by OHIP), and there have already been accusations that Wynne is budgeting on the backs of the elderly and sick.

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Liberal priorities versus human life – death by waiting list

“Hello. I’m Laura Hillier: I’m in the ICU . . . I can’t breathe. Soon, a tube will be stuck down my throat again. And for feeding as well. And I won’t be able to talk. They said I may not wake up but I really hope I do. But if I don’t, I hope this never happens to anyone ever again. And that the government sees that there needs to be funding. Because people are dying when we can save them. We can save these people. Please help. Thank you.”

These words are taken from the Toronto Star news item “Plea from dying teen: Please help” (1), and were recorded by Laura Hillier several months before her death at the age of 18 from acute myeloid leukemia.

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Premier Wynne “budgeting on the backs of the elderly and sick”

“…we are always told that we need more immigrants to pay for our pensions and health costs as we get older. But the fact remains that all the people we import to pay for “us” will soon need more imports to pay for “them”, and this will go on and on until the system undergoes a catastrophic collapse.”

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Whitby pediatrician ‘trial’ update

“Coercion is the very essence of socialized medicine. Under Canadian medicare, extra billing is verboten. User fees — verboten. Competing with the government’s monopoly health-insurance plan — verboten. Withholding your tax payments until you get the promised services — verboten.” 

“Access to a waiting list is not access to health care.” – Supreme Court of Canada. (See below).  Continue reading