Saturday, February 05, 2005


Political Correctness Kills

I can't claim to have all the answers to how to run a medical system, but I can certainly help make clear the conequences of what doesn't work, and the consequences thereof:

Two Michigan surgeons are offering discounted rates to Ontario residents facing lengthy wait times for spine or brain surgeries, portraying themselves as an "alternative" to what they say is an underfunded, inefficient Canadian health care system that poorly serves some patients.

Dr. Teck Soo, a Canadian neurosurgeon now practising in suburban Detroit, and his partner, American orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Bono, say they will cut their normal surgical rates by 50 to 60 per cent for needy Canadians, and arrange payment plans for operations guaranteed within two weeks.
I recently saw buried a good friend who died from medical system dysfunction, as have many Canadians these days, and know others still sitting on the damned waiting lists for various procedures - or should I, at this point, say "waiting lists of the damned"? Either way, it ain't a pretty sight, and it's gonna get worse cuz our federal and provincial governments, both, are still posturing, rather than addressing the problems.

Hat Tip: Damien Penny