This story serves as a wonderful example of what conservatives have said about the Democrats favorite notions of how to "fix" health care in America. That being to have the government just take the whole thing over in what is known as a "single payer system"...which means the government pays all the bills.
As conservatives have pointed out, when the government pays all the bills, it eventually moves to control the costs by rationing care. And, with the profit motive gone, advances in medicine and the overall quality of care soon suffer.
During the course of the debate, both sides have held out countries such as Canada and England as representing what was "right" or "wrong" with this approach.
Well now comes this story from CBC News:
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.
CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week.
The premier's office provided few details, beyond confirming that he
would have heart surgery and saying that it was not necessarily a
routine procedure. ...