Canada scandal shows how Obamacare would work

July 5, 2012

By John Seiler

Even before last week’s Supreme Court ruling mostly green-lighting Obamacare, California was in the forefront of implementing the centralized medicine scheme. In particular, it has been advancing the California Health Benefits Exchange, which would run health insurance on the model of the DMV.

So how is government-run medical care working in the Great White North, which has had socialized medicine for 40 years?

A friend of mine, Mark Huber, just wrote an article for Aviation International News Online on how government monopolization of air-ambulances has led to much worse service, even to deaths:

“Ontario’s Legislative Assembly will continue its hearings over the summer into alleged performance failings and mismanagement at the Canadian province’s government-funded air-ambulance service known as “Ornge.” The hearings started on March 28 and, as of press time, it was unclear when Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPPs) would issue their final report into what appears to have gone badly wrong after Ontario’s Liberal Party-led government gave overall control of the service to privately owned Ornge. Instead, the opposition politicians who instigated the hearings called last month for a full select committee investigation with full judicial powers, to get to the bottom of allegations and testimony aired in the parliamentary sessions….

“A special report by Ontario’s auditor general found that in fiscal year 2009-2010, Ornge turned down 7,700 requests for assistance; some 4,700 of those were on-scene requests, while another 3,000 involved the transfer of patients between medical facilities. Of the latter, 1,900 were classified “urgent.” Since 2007, according to National Healthwatch (which describes itself as “Canada’s nerve center for the health-related industry”), 145 Ornge patient incidents have been investigated by the Ministry of Health, 26 of which involve the death of patients.”

Imagine you’re in a car accident, bleeding out on the side of the road because your socialized medical system is so incompetent.

“Ornge’s transaction on the AW139s has drawn scrutiny on a number of fronts, with MPP Klees (in a May 3 session of the Ontario Provincial Parliament) publicly accusing AgustaWestland of providing what he characterized as a multimillion-dollar “kickback” to Ornge’s charity, in the form of the $2.9 million donation, as well as two marketing services and endorsement contracts worth $6.7 million to for-profit companies Ornge Peel and Ornge Global.”

Read the whole thing. It’s a cautionary tale.

And if you travel to Canada, take your own Band-Aids.



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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 5 July, 2012, 12:00

    This and more will be the result of Government run health care.
    Americans are being set upon by a Federal government that seeks to control the health care of every individual. You get nothing for free, someone is going to pay more, but will recieve less in return, if only to pay for the tens of thousands of bureaucrats that are going ot be hired to “fix” the government run system. If Obamacare is implemented fully, we will find, as a nation, that the only crisis we face is the constant murmur for more and more taxes to improve the “system,(of course all this will be eminating from the players in the system[bureaucrats]),” the same as we hear everyday about the schools, roads, police and fire. “Just a few $billion here and a few $billion there is all we need” will be the cry. When the federal governemnt is the sole arditer of constitutionality, we should scarcely be surprised when it finds no limit to its powers to tax, while squeezing out personal freedom. Have a great day my friends!!! 🙂

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 July, 2012, 12:52

    It will be implemented.

    Do you think…ah….ah…wah…flip…ah…wah…flop Romney has found his….ah…ooooh…flip….stride on Romneycare yet????

    Wrong candidate at wrong time….a Democrat miracle..before your eyes.

    You got McRomDole…ah…wah…flop…flip…ooh!

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 5 July, 2012, 13:33

    Obama is going down in a big way, Jimmy Carter II is taking on water and going down fast or should I say fast and furious. The beat thing about Rommney is, he doesn’t need California to win this election, the rest of the nation will be quite enough!! 😉

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 5 July, 2012, 13:42

    I don’t understand why Obama supporters are for a police state- from what I can tell, they hate America and say we are to blame for the woes of the world. Why would you celebrate our Independence Day when you feel like that about our country? Their day was May day, keep your filth paws off my freedom. 🙂

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 July, 2012, 17:10

    Run great candidates Fed and State instead of cocktail party grasers!

    Simple for Democrats.

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 5 July, 2012, 17:42

    Obamacare is here-lets take it for a test drive. We can repeal it or change it if does not work out. One thing is for sure, our current healthcare system is broken.

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  7. Donkey
    Donkey 5 July, 2012, 18:08

    Rex, our current system needed to be deregulated. If Obama-care is implemented, say good-bye to a large chunck of your cash, while the PS RAGWUS and politicains are given cadillac care, we will get what’s left over. 😉

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 5 July, 2012, 19:25

    Wonder turns Socialist….you may have little to lose. The rest of us do… think ragwus is bad….britain has over one million health workers and announced this week no more children heart operations due to COST. You best read 13000 pages of new obamacare regs drafted with many thousands to come. Your days on earth are rationed!!!! Enjoy…

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  9. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 5 July, 2012, 19:47

    Obamacare is here, we can re[eal it if it does not work/.

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 6 July, 2012, 07:35

    Wonder. It’s over for you…Over! A physician third assistant is your future. He is from Botswana on a Cal State Northridge part scholarship in emerging economies health history.

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  11. Donkey
    Donkey 6 July, 2012, 09:18

    Rex, once these crooks sink their claws into the pocketbooks of the taxpayer they will never let go, besides, Obama care is only meant to drag this defecit plagued nation out a little longer by getting their hands on $trillions of more in cash. 🙂

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  12. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 6 July, 2012, 09:58

    Donkey should make plans to take instead of get reamed out….THEY are coming for you!

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  13. runswithscissors42
    runswithscissors42 11 July, 2012, 00:21

    Obamacare is job security for legislators and politicians.

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