The image on the left is the treatment room of a U.S. animal hospital in Roanoke, VA. Above is a patient ward at the government hospital in Placetas, Cuba.
If any more evidence was needed that Michael Moore is full of more than just hot air we now learn of the Canadian Liberal Party politician Belinda Stronach who travelled to California to obtain surgical treatment for her breast cancer
Stronach's spokesman, Greg MacEachern, told the Toronto Star that the MP for Newmarket-Aurora had a "later-stage" operation in the U.S. after a Toronto doctor referred her.[...] MacEachern said the decision was made because the U.S. hospital was the best place to have it done due to the type of surgery required.This appears to be at odds with the message Michael Moore seems to be sending us with the recent release of his "documentary" Sicko wherein he touts the superiority of the socialist method of health care over our own somewhat private but highly regulated system.
A good side by side comparison of socialized versus private health care is this pearl courtesy of John Stossel:
Not all Canadian health care is long lines and lack of innovation. We found one place where providers offer easy access to cutting-edge life-saving technology, such as CT scans. And patients rarely wait.
But they have to bark or meow to get access to this technology. Vet clinics say they can get a dog or a cat in the next day. People have to wait a month or more.
Interestingly, this news comes a mere few days after the roll out of Hillary Care II which will address the so called crisis of the uninsured by forcing them to buy health insurance. One can only marvel at the possible reaction to the first law in United States history that will compel citizens to purchase a product they may not desire. Hillary goes on to assure us that this is really not so far fetched as most states require auto insurance in order register an automobile and drive it upon public highways. She conveniently fails to address the issue of forcing one to buy auto insurance if they do not own a car.
cross posted at: Eternity Road