Jump to content

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is going to Canada for hernia surgery


Recommended Posts

Quote

Paul, a Republican, often argues for private market solutions to American's health care woes.

In Canada, medical care is publicly funded and universally provided through the country's Provincial Ministry of Health, and everyone receives the same level of care. 

Paul has called universal health care and nationalized options "slavery."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/14/rand-paul-neighbor-attack-canada-surgery/2569965002/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

It's a rare Private hospital grandfathered into their program

 

understood, im just wondering what the means exactly. 

 

if its private, to me that means they do not have to accept the national health care and are a for-profit hospital. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

 

 

so only Ontario residents can go I guess...or you can pay cash. Seems like a reasonable middle-ground for socialized medicine. they probably offer perks like upgraded rooms, TV for extra $$ too. 

 

didnt Rand Paul equate Canada's health care system to slavery? lol...fucking idiot. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Kal-El814 said:

99% of the Ron Paul curriculum is GOP ball fondling, nobody should be surprised. 

 

Yeah, Rand Paul... I mean, I'll admit as crappy as 2010's elections were, I thought, "Hey, worse Senators could be picked in Kentucky."

 

That's probably still the case, but he's not the guy who shakes things up in the Senate. He's just a guy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Even if you try to rescue this from the territory of rank hypocrisy because it is partially and technically a private hospital it is still worth mentioning......isn't all that socialized medicine they have up there supposed to lead to rationing of care, long wait times, and just generally relegating Canadian healthcare to the mean in terms of quality?

 

In that horrible wasteland of mediocre healthcare, how is it that this facility has sprung up that should fill the needs of such a devout capitalist consumer that he can find no better alternative in the free market paradise of America to go to?Surely in the vain of free market capitalism Rand Paul has adroitly shopped around for all options, and this was the absolute best he could find in all of North America.

 

If a consumer speaks with his dollar(not to mention a patient with his well being), then I believe Rand Paul has just told us what he thinks of American vs. Canadian healthcare.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Chairslinger said:

In that horrible wasteland of mediocre healthcare, how is it that this facility has sprung up that should fill the needs of such a devout capitalist consumer that he can find no better alternative in the free market paradise of America to go to?

 

Because the facility predates socialized medicine and was grandfathered in. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
14 hours ago, Jason said:

 

 

You know, I don't know if we bring it up enough, but the US court system is really fucked up. How does an attack (even attempted murder) result in a 1/2 million award? 

 

I know I harp about how Canada is better than the US in many areas...but I'm going to do it again. Here, lawsuits are much less common as the winner is almost always awarded legal costs, to be paid by the loser. So if you sue someone and lose, you pay their fees (and they pay yours if you win). This results in far less frivolous suits. In addition, you typically cannot be awarded punitive damages here, only compensation for actual torts. So if I beat you up and you miss a few days of work, you can sue me for any lost income (if you didn't have sick leave, etc) as well as medical costs not covered by the government. But you can't sue for emotional trauma or anything like that. You have to be able to prove the losses.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...