“Fathom the Hypocrisy”

By Lloyd the Idiot

Too good not to share.


Comments

  • David Dickinson says:

    Ben Stein is sage and exactly correct.

  • NateDogg614 says:

    Hear Hear.

  • T.C.Johnson says:

    I would have to wonder what people would suggest the alternative is? To simply not treat anybody who can’t prove they are a citizen?

  • David Dickinson says:

    No, you treat them and then send them a bill and they pay for it.

  • Elder Berry says:

    Ben Stein is right. We need single payer.

    When I was visiting in Canada, I got quite sick, was taken to the emergency room and got treatment (including a prescription filled) right away with just one signature on one form. Never cost me a penny.

    Note to Ben Stein, I was not a Canadian citizen.

  • Jackie Halprin says:

    I am assuming we are discussing medical insurance.

    Treat only patients who present with a medical emergency. If they can afford the medical care, they should be forced to pay; if they cannot afford the care? We all pick up the tab in higher premiums and this is what is happening now.

  • Cato the Elder says:

    Lucky for you it wasn’t a skiing accident in Quebec.

    http://spectator.org/blog/2009/03/26/yes-canadian-health-care-helpe

    (Not so lucky for the rest of us, however)

  • Liberal Anthropologist says:

    Elderberry,

    Your experience was atypical and illegal under Canadian law. In other words – you lucked out. I have lived in the UK and visitors their also must pay.

    From a recent article:

    “Provincial health insurance does not cover non-resident visitors, even if they are family; and the costs of medical care in Canada are higher than people may anticipate,” says David Hartman, president of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada.

    Mr. Hartman adds that though Canadian residents are generally not billed for hospital or doctors’ services, their visitors, if uninsured, are routinely expected to pay in full or make arrangements for payment when bills are submitted.

    That could be a considerable hardship to many, as health care in Canada is among the most expensive in the world.* Mr. Hartman noted that the average Canadian hospital ward rates for foreigners can range from $3,000 to $5,000 or more per day, with intensive care going to as much as $15,000, and that does not include physicians’ fees, diagnostic services and ambulance transfers.”

  • Mr Ed says:

    Where did you get the idea that free insurance will be handed out to anyone? Hypocrisy is the Rs who are against any and all government spending until they are the intended recipients, see Gov. Christie, Rep. Peter King, et al.

  • MadamDeb says:

    Whoever said this, it wasn’t Ben Stein, and it’s not true that illegals can participate in the ACA. http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/benstein.asp

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