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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Great Moments in Nationalized Healthcare
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(Via LC & IB Tim Blair)

A Canadian woman has given birth to extremely rare identical quadruplets.

The four girls were born at a US hospital because there was no space available at Canadian neonatal intensive care units.

I’m sure it’s the fault of the irresponsible parents, who forgot to make allowances for the 11-month waiting list for child deliveries or something.

It has to be. After all, aren’t we constantly told that the only problem with U.S. healthcare is that it isn’t run by the DMV USPS wonderfully efficient, cheap and fair state?

18 Responses to “Great Moments in Nationalized Healthcare”
  1. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    First!

  2. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    About three weeks back, Theodore Dalryimple had a nice article in National Review (the magazine, not online), taking apart Englands Socialistized Medical system.

    I’ll see if I can find a copy on line.

  3. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Welcome back, Misha
    Is there a link for this?

  4. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Welcome back, Misha
    Is there a link for this?

    Thanks! And yes, there is. I just forgot to include it initially. Fixed now.

  5. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu

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    So … does that make them US citizens? Accidental Canadian anchor babies?

  6. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    I will never forget a man being told he needed surgery in three months to stay alive, then was put on a six month waiting list……I think of that as I have waited at emergecy rooms here at home as illegals are taken and I wait……

  7. LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R. Comment by LC SkyeChild G.L.O.R.

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    Kwongdzu,

    From what I understand, any child born in the US is a citizen, so I guess they are.

  8. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

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    But But But The Breck Girl One-Trick, Two Americas Pony sez 45 million chilllrrrrren are dying in the street for lack of medical care. Besides the US ranks 42nd now in life expectancy. It’s a pity that a wealthy country like the US, ranks below the UK, Canada and Cuba in health-care. /satire

  9. Spartan24 Comment by Spartan24

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    I pitched the medicaid application in the garbage when it wanted all of my and my husband’s personal information. I mean all of it, bank account, mortgage statement ect. I wrote a letter asking how the illegals walk across the border and pop out their babies and do not have to pay a penny and I have to show my mortgage statement? We finally spoke to the hospital finance department and made arrangements to pay cash, which was cheaper than some of the insurance copayments I have seen for births BTW.

  10. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    I have read in america alone about how in parts of canada they have a 10-month waiting list for maternity wards. I though it was a bad joke, but now I wonder. I have also heard of 3 month waiting periods for MRI’s and other important tests. Call me naive, but wouldn’t that cause death in someone who was ill, and just doing a routine checkup? :em41:

  11. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    I thought it was a bad joke :em98:

  12. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    I’ve been trying to remember the names. There is a Canadian film and a sequel about how bad the health care system is in Canada and how the people that can afford it come to the US for their health care.

    I know this will sound odd, but I know of people that went to Mexico for their dental work, because it was a lot cheaper. We used to go over the border to get the medicine for our dog’s Valley Fever (damn fungi!). We couldn’t have afforded it in the US.

  13. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher

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    BBC FORCED TO REMOVE ‘BASTARD’ SLUR ABOUT JESUS FROM ITS WEBSITE…

  14. Unregistered Comment by Mark6591

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    Canadian healthcare sucks. You don’t know how bad until you talk to some Canadians.

  15. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Christopher
    I actually found some other things way more disturbing. I thought those concentration camp victims looked worse than any Palestinians, but I forgot–it didn’t really happen.

  16. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Well, to be fair, four babies at one time is a HUGE thing. It is also a RARE thing.

    I am sure that any hospital in Canada would have been equipped to handle one, maybe two births requiring neonatal intensive care, and while they had been planning on the Calgary hospital, they weren’t prepared for several other unexpected births to take up the space.

    Calling around to ANY hospital even right here in the US looking for neonatal intensive care for a party of four on short notice would be challenging.

    But here is something that should raise your cackles:

    The Jepps still won’t have to pay a Canadian dime for any of this. :em99:

  17. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu

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    The Jepps still won’t have to pay a Canadian dime for any of this.

    But the hospital and providers will be reimbursed by the Canadian government, right?

  18. Unregistered Trackback by George

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    George…