Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Irony: Canadian Premier Seeks Surgery South of the Border

No reason has been given by the office of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams as to why the 60 year old politician would be having his heart surgery in the United States rather than in that haven of socialized medicine that is Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.

CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week.

The premier's office provided few details, beyond confirming that he would have heart surgery and saying that it was not necessarily a routine procedure.
I'm certain there are dozens of possible justifications for the premier to flee his native land in seeking non-routine medical care in the unfair American system. None of them speak well of the Canadian system nor of Mr. Williams' confidence in it.

If the American system becomes more like the Canadian system, perhaps political operatives in Canada will begin to fly to India for their surgeries instead of having to head due south of the St. Lawrence.

Less influential Canadians than Danny Williams can head to the back of the line.

h/t newrouter at Protein Wisdom in the comments

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