Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Healthcare: A Matter Of Personal Choice

Danny Williams, whatever you think of the dude, is correctly unapologetic about exercising his right to choose with respect to his own body.
Williams told The Canadian Press he went to Miami to have a "minimally invasive" surgery for an ailment first detected nearly a year ago, based on the advice of his doctors.

"This was my heart, my choice and my health," the Newfoundland and Labrador premier 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."

Choice as to deciding with respect to one's own body.  Who's going to argue against that?  "Progressives"?  Ok, go ahead and try.

Do "Progressives" want the government telling them what they can and cannot do with their own bodies?

And, please, "Progressives"... if you've been singing the praises of "choice" for so many decades now, and then do a complete flipflop, well, then, you expose your true nature, expose yourselves to the light of day...  So go ahead and contradict yourselves!

When it comes to healthcare, I am pro-choice.  Notice to the state:  Hands off my body!


favill said...

But why do Canadians need to go outside our country to get the medical "choices" for our bodies. Let the market decide and let's keep the gov't out of it.

By the way, I figured my wife and I pay about 12K per year for our "free" medical coverage in Ontario...we waited 7 hrs in the CHEO(Ottawa) emergency room to get a stitch for my 7 yr...we didn't get any medical care. However, I could get medical coverage for my whole family (4 people) with $3million coverage for each person for as low as $4800/yr. You do the math $12K/yr with little or no medical care $4800/yr and immediate medical/healthcare.

Kez Creates said...

I totally agree, our bodies our choice - but for those same people in govt who tout those words to then support us having a system where most people do NOT actually have a choice, is what I have a problem with.

Recent examples: I would like to have a tubal ligation because I am done having children. But first, I had to see my family doc so that appt took 2 weeks. I get in there, and ask for a referral to the surgeon. I got that, but was told it could be 2-3 months before I get in for the consultation. That was a week ago and I still have not had a phone call from the surgeon's office. So when I finally get my initial consult, I have NO idea how long it could be until I finally manage to get the actual surgery. I would like it NOW because I am sick and tired of chemical birth control and the havoc it is now causing with my body, but I can't. I have no choice but to wait, unless I was fiscally able to go down to the States to get it done (but I have already put a gob of cash via taxes into my own system, so I really shouldn't have to do that).

Or another example, my 2 yr old is having a speech problem, but I cannot join the therapy class until he has a hearing test. It's a 6 week wait for that, let alone the results to get back to his pediatrition, and then for me to get him in there to discuss a plan of action. That appt is March 22nd.. so we get to sit and wait (I booked that appt in Jan).

I can't help but wonder how much faster it would be if we paid ourselves, or could pay a premium to an insurance company of OUR choice to get these things done. And that's just for fairly minor stuff.

Canadian Sentinel said...

And how come we can't get healthcare on demand, but the Left is so insistent that we can murder pre-born babies on demand?

Why the inconsistency? Why choice in ONE area only, but in NONE of the others?

Why is a pre-born baby supposed to be "part of a woman's body", but a woman's own body doesn't belong to her when, for example, seeking to get a really messed-up and painful knee fixed up?

Yet another reason why I say the "Progressive" movement is so fullashit and non-credible and wholly without integrity as a movement.

Watcher said...

The system is broken.

I have a family member who is a doctor that just shakes his head in frustration at the stupidity and red tape and salary capping and claw-backs. Two first-class neurosurgeons left their Canadian practice for Michigan. Why, because they could not get operating room time. These people wanted to treat more patients and couldn't!!! HELLO!!!

Favill, you are right. If I hear one more person say that there is 'free' medical care in Canada, someone is going to need a doctor.

Canadian Sentinel said...

Obviously, blissful denial only makes things keep getting worse.

Wish the Liberal Media of Mass Deception would care enough to tell the inconvenient truth.

Hmm... someone ought to make a movie about the anthropogenic, catastrophic healthcare system change... At least we can actually see for ourselves that this is for real!

Canadian Sentinel said...

Also, how come the Progs want to see easy access to abortion on demand, and have the taxpayers pay for it, too, but women are forbidden to be in control of the prevention thing, ie, get themselves fixed in a hurry so the whole abortion thing will be moot anyway?

Obviously the Progs aren't using their brains much... if at all. Can't take 'em seriously. Why even bother to listen to them, then?

Bose said...

Yes, health care is every ones personal choice and there are many who go out of country, it just shows how good the health care is in canada. though there are many good health care centers still people prefer to be on there own. the health care ministry should give the perfect answer!@bose
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