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The Nose Knows

The lamestream media told you:

It's unjust that everyone doesn't have health care. We should be more civilized about it, like in Canada, where everyone is covered.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

"An elderly Canadian couple owns a townhouse on my street in Scottsdale, Ariz., and uses it for a winter residence.  As I was standing in my driveway recently on a 109-degree day, a woman I didn't recognize came out of the house, walked over, and introduced herself as the daughter of the couple.  The forty-something woman was staying at the house with her younger brother, who was recuperating from having half his nose removed in cancer surgery at a local hospital.

"After commiserating with the woman, I asked why he didn't have the surgery in his native country of Canada.  She said that because of the long wait times for diagnosis and treatment in Canada, the cancer wasn't diagnosed in time to avoid the gruesome surgery and would have spread and killed him if he had waited for treatment at home.   It was better to pay for the surgery out of their own pockets, she said, than take a chance in their home country.

"When I expressed shock over this, she shocked me even more with what she said next.  With a shrug of the shoulders, she said, 'Oh well, at least everyone has health insurance in Canada.'

"My God!  Think of the brainwashing and caving-in to collectivism behind that statement.  Her brother just had half his nose removed with his life hanging in the balance, and had to run from the system or die, but hey, it's for the good of the collective so it's okay." -- by Mencken’s Ghost, June 27, 2012. Thanks Craig.

America does not need Canadian-style health insurance.


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