Make no mistake, Obamacare has been designed to fail so that we can be “rescued” by Big Brother and set on a path to mimic the healthcare system of our neighbors to the north. And since the RINOs in congress aren’t doing something to reverse course on healthcare, ignoring all their promises made during the last campaign, we better brace ourselves for what is to come.
Skyrocketing premiums are already a problem. People are barely able to pay for “coverage” that they can’t even afford to use due to high deductibles. Soon people will become so overwhelmed by the cost that they will beg the government to “help.” This is by design. Obama even admitted in 2003 to the Illinois AFL-CIO the following:
“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program.” (applause) “I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately.”
After the system implodes, the government will swoop in and push universal healthcare on us all. Unfortunately, enough millennials love the idea. Millennials make up the largest voting bloc today. Unless something happens quickly, it is very likely this will happen.
So what would we expect to happen next? Well, other countries have tried out this experiment and if their results are what we can expect, the future is grim. Canada is often cited by liberals as a system we should model. So how’s that going? Not good. The largest criticism (though hardly the only criticism) of Canadian healthcare is wait times and it seems it may be reaching a breaking point.
H/T CTV News
An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist.
When Dr. Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ont., recently tried to send a patient to a neurologist at the Kingston General Hospital, she received a letter from the specialist’s office telling her that the current wait time for new patient referrals is 4.5 years.
The letter said that, if the delay is “unacceptable” to Dr. Hataley, she should instead refer the patient to a neurologist in Ottawa or Toronto.
Dr. Hataley, who has been outspoken about wait times and other issues plaguing Ontario’s health care system, said the wait time “shocked” her.
She wanted to shock others as well, so she tweeted a photo of the letter and tagged Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Kingston-area MPP Sophie Kiwala.
Dr. Hataley said she’s used to hearing back from specialists who are unable to see her patients for months, and even up to 2.5 years. But a 4.5-year wait is “insane,” she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview.
“This is an alarm bell,” she said. “What it is to me is a red flag to the system.”
Dr. Hataley’s patient, Suzan Wooldridge, said that although her case is not urgent, having to wait 4.5 years to see a neurologist is “just wrong.”
“When Dr. Hataley first pulled up the response from the referral, both of us were just seeing the wait time first hand, I was just in disbelief and shocked,” Wooldridge, a 40-year-old developmental service worker, told CTVNews.ca in an email. “The more I thought about it after leaving her office I was just annoyed and felt that this is ridiculous and not in any way okay.”
While Obamacare might not look so bad in comparison, Obamacare’s affordability problem makes it unsustainable. Unless the government backs off healthcare and allows the free market to take control, there is little doubt that we will head down this road as well.
Why the Republican party has failed to get the repeal done is beyond frustrating to those of us who voted for them. Canada should be a cautionary tale. But to liberals, the utopian ideal of free healthcare for all is too appealing. Too bad they don’t realize that free healthcare doesn’t mean good healthcare. In fact, the opposite is true.
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