2010-05-04

Socialism Creates Dependency on the System

Interesting item in today's Ottawa Citizen:
The Lalibert├ęs were still out of luck though: Ottawa lacks a private pediatric clinic.... Their only hope was to seek assistance from the ministry’s Trillium program[.]
I suppose some deranged critic could suggest that it was a shortfall of private care that made this child a burden on the socialist system, but of course everyone knows that the public system is designed to crowd out the private system.
 
Private medical practice has been against the law in Canada for years. [Note: In Canada there is a distinction between private medical practice and a private medical clinic that operates within the public system.] That this child must beg for basic medical services from a government that professes to promise all its residents "universal" care is one of the many farces associated with socialist medicine.