Saturday, August 23, 2008

Healthcare: Beware

Lefties love "single-payer" healthcare, like they have in Canada. Even if it leads to a shortage of doctors, like they have in Canada:
In the latest jarring illustration of the country's doctor shortage, a family physician in Northern Ontario has used a lottery to determine which patients would be ejected from his overloaded practice.

Dr. Ken Runciman says he reluctantly eliminated about 100 patients in two separate draws to avoid having to provide assembly-line service or extend already onerous work hours, and admits the move has divided the community of Powassan.

Yet it was not the first time such methods have been employed to determine medical service. A new family practice in Newfoundland held a lottery last month to pick its caseload from among thousands of applicants. An Edmonton doctor selected names randomly earlier this year to pare 500 people from his heavy caseload. And in Ontario, regulators have heard reports of a number of other physicians also using draws to choose, or remove, patients.
Some universal coverage.


OBloodyHell said...

> Some "universal" coverage.

Right. What's the difference between "coverage you can't afford", and "coverage you can't get"?

Coverage you can't afford can be assuaged by someone else's charity.
Coverage you can't get is: "Bend over. You just got f***ed."

Assistant Village Idiot said...

This NRO review of The movie The Barbarian Invasions tells you about what you need to know.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Ouch. Expand the comment window until you include the asp in the link.

OBloodyHell said...

< a href = "" > Link < / a >

Remove all spaces except the one between the "a" and the "href":