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Category Archives: Health care

Let’s be careful what we wish for


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On the 8th of March 2015 there was a panel discussion on CBC about a bill moving through the house concerning transgender rights.
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India: the good, the bad and the puzzling


After our first trip to India I wrote down my questions and thoughts in a post I titled “Liberty for all?” A friend with a more positive view of the place thought that my criticism was a little too harsh.
My views about India did not change fundamentally, I still think that they are not ready for ideologies requiring a high degree of individualism (such as libertarianism) but I am not as sure as I was after our first visit. India tends to bring out strong reactions from people. I know some who hated it, many who would never return. We’ve been there three times.
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Healthcare Blitzkrieg


Yesterday I came across a YouTube video where John King is asking the progressive gotcha question from Ron Paul in the First GOP debate in 2012. That reminded me of another debate from before the primaries where Wolf Blitzer asked the same sleazy question from the same candidate.
Although it may seem not particularly timely to post something about a debate of the Republican primaries that happened over a year ago, I think both the question and the answer are timeless. Democrats, socialists, leftists constantly throw this question at people who are opposed to the notion of government run health care.

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One more on health care


I have a new health care problem. My toe-nail is about to fall off.
I must have kicked something a while back, half of my nail turned black but nothing else happened.
As I was breaking in my new ski-boots my nail/toe got a really bad infection.
By the time I got to my family doctor, after three days of treating it with first anti-bacterial then with prescription antibiotic cream, it was on the mend.

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Health care confusion


It seems that my comments on the Rasouli case hit some nerves. Off-blog, unfortunately, one nasty commenter was missing not only the ability to understand my point but also the balls to do it in public. Maybe it was my fault, so let me try again so that even leftists can comprehend it.

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The triage of money – the cost of free


American Democrats, Canadian liberals and socialists all over the world like to get righteously indignant when conservatives of any stripe use the expression “Death panels.”  Yet, in Canada today there is a case in front of the Supreme Court about just that. They will decide who can decide over matters of life and death. Relatives, doctors or ‘independent’ (i.e.: government) organizations such as the “Consent and Capacity Board” of Ontario. All you leftists please note, that this is NOT a death panel. This is absolutely clear from the fact that it is not called that way.
What the Supreme Court will have to make a decision about is whether the doctors or the CCB can have the power to overrule the wishes of the patient or their representatives.

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The harm government services cause


The following is a reply to this comment that just grew too long. (Chris is a Canadian ex-pat living in the US)

Chris,

I love this conversation. We very quickly got to the heart of the big libertarian question. I do not think that I will be able to answer it for you in this comment, but I hope I will get there at some point.
All I can do here and now is answering the easy questions and asking some difficult ones.

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Our scary future


Just watched a segment on “The Source” discussing the brilliance of the Bloomberg Big Gulp ban idea. Read more of this post

Two tier medicine yet again


I had to go to see my doctor today. As it turns out, I have recurring chicken pox, also known as ‘shingles’.

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Dealing with the free – Missing the freedom


I had my vacation planned perfectly. Family day long weekend skiing in Quebec, hanging around with friends for another day in Montreal, a leisurely drive home, a day of doing nothing, then off to Lake Rousseau to meet the like-minded. Except on the third day of skiing I went stupid thinking that my mediocre skills will be suitable for the super icy double diamond run at the end of the day. After a flying flip I landed on my shoulder, heard the crack, felt the pain then tried to figure out how to stop myself from sliding down head first.

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