Anglican Samizdat

February 22, 2010

Danny Williams: let them eat cake

Filed under: Politics — David Jenkins @ 7:19 pm

Canadian health care is good enough for average Canadian citizens, but the political elite demand something better; something that can only be found in the US:

Danny Williams, the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has broken his silence on his decision to undergo heart surgery in the U.S., and the controversy it caused.

Williams, who is recovering at his condo in Sarasota, Fla., said people shouldn’t take his decision to seek medical help outside the country as a reflection on health care in Newfoundland and Labrador. He said he has the “utmost confidence” in the province’s health-care system.

“It’s a bum rap … for someone to try to turn around and say, ‘You know, Williams doesn’t have confidence in his own health-care system because he had to leave the province.’ Well, I had to leave the province because it was recommended to me by my own doctors that for this particular type of surgery I should leave the province.”

So sorry you had to leave the province, Danny; and thanks for the vote of confidence in Canada’s health care system for everyone but you.

Update: Apparently the treatment Williams received is available in Canada.



  1. Off with his head.

    Comment by obituary — February 22, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

  2. Does this mean that if my doctor presribed the same medical proceedure for me that I would also be able to go the States to have it done, and have the costs (all of them) completely covered by OHIP?

    I have to wonder, did Danny pay for this proceedure with his own money? If so, than this is nothing less than two tier health care! Government health care for the masses. Something more for those who can afford it.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — February 23, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

  3. Off with more heads!

    Comment by obituary — February 24, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

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