07 April 2011

Stand by for breaking news... on gravity...

...holding shit down...

Into the vacuous open pit of policy trivialities that has become this election, David Dodge, former governor of the Bank of Canada, has just dropped a ticking time bomb.

The Canadian universal health care model, with governments as the major funders of service, is fiscally unsustainable.
In what conceivable way, shape or form is this news?

FWIW, my personal worst for being hung out to dry in a hospital Emergency Room is seven and a half hours... with, I might add... a fevered, semi-conscious child in my lap. That was a little over five years ago.

Try imagine the impending chaos as all those retired Baby Boomers start to simultaneously redline and spin off the road.

You want a return on investment... something that really matters... go join the local Y and start to do something about your looming decrepitude.

'Cos give it another ten years... you won't recognise the Canadian healthcare system.


Frances said...

Actually, Neo, becoming fit is only going to prolong the agony. Apart fron the annual fitness injuries - for which you will wait many hours, days, and months for treatment - you will position yourself ideally for a long-term illness such as cancer instead of just suffering from a surfeit of creampuffs and dying of a heart attack.

Neo Conservative said...

a friend of mine, whose father had a stroke... tells me he had to wait 10 months for a follow-up appointment with a neurologist.

and this wasn't somewhere in the far reaches of bigfart, manitoba... this was ottawa.

wait a decade... see what happens then.