The Canadian perspective on nationalized healthcare. Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Heather Sandstrum reflect on their experience with government-run healthcare:
“We were given a total of two MRI scanners for all of Southern Alberta and we were not allowed to have any more. That was our allotment…..people would wait months just to get an MRI scan for diagnosis.” —Dr. Harvey Thomas, Canada
“The government decides how much a doctor makes, the government decides what treatment a patient gets… Oftentimes their treatment would be denied because of age or diagnosis….”
“I’ve seen my father work in (socialized medicine) and die in it. Ironically as a heart surgeon, he died of congestive heart failure and was not a candidate for a heart transplant because of his age.” —Heather Sandstrom, daughter of a Canadian heart surgeon
“At the heart of President Barack Obama’s health-care plan is an insurance program funded by taxpayers, administered by Washington, and open to everyone. Modeled on Medicare, this “public option” will soon become the single dominant health plan, which is its political purpose. It will restructure the practice of medicine in the process.” —Wall Street Journal
Listen to what these people have to say. They’ve lived the system Obama wants to bring to the United States. It’s not the picture our leaders have painted for us. This is the reality.