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.