But you look marvelous!

While some Canadians wait months to undergo medically necessary surgeries, public hospitals across the country are routinely providing operating-room space for cosmetic, privately paid operations, a National Post survey reveals.

Breast enhancements, nose jobs and other aesthetic procedures are being carried out during daytime hours — employing the same facilities and support staff used for heart bypasses or liver transplants, hospitals and surgeons confirm.
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6 Responses to But you look marvelous!

  1. Pretty simple, the cosmetic stuff is paid with cash. The medically necessary stuff is government paid.

  2. WiscoDave says:

    I think this part is key:
    “…despite the demand and long queues, governments often don’t provide enough money to fill standard operating-room hours — typically 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — with medically necessary surgeries, the facilities say.”

    The hospitals HAVE the capacity for needed surgeries BUT the government isn’t providing the cash.
    Wonder how many procedures could have been done with the $$$ paid to that muzzy terr by Trudeau?

  3. Exile1981 says:

    Being Canadian my experience with our medical system is this:

    I was hit years ago by a drunk driver. The injuries to internal organs resulted in my needing surgery to repair the damage. The waiting listwas a year to get the surgery done as the gov’t only pays for 12 surgeries of that typea month in our province.

    The temporary stent they put in is good for 90 days. So every 3 months they had to replace it to keep the piping working. I was coming up on 6 months when on a wednesday they called to tell me I could have the surgery the next day as one of the scheduled patients had died waiting for the surgery. I had to move heaven and earth to be able to take that slot but I did it.

  4. USexpat says:

    Pretty much in favor of this kind of health management.
    Health care is a bottomless pit. The only way single payer health care can work is to ration it. Don’t like the wait? Pay the fucking bill yourself – or die. Both work.
    Personally, I’d go for a co-pay system. Buy a plan from 90-0% co-pay depending on what you can afford. Can’t afford anything? Move to Canada and ask that Muzzy for a loan.

  5. It’s even worse. The government will not permit a surgeon to be paid directly by a patient. Even if a surgeon wanted to make a quick $5K by charging me to repair the two hernias I was found to have last summer, he would not be permitted to use an unused operating room after hours. So I waited from August to May, not bad for Canada.

    It’s all just like that poor little Brit kid, Charlie Gard, the state will look after you poorly and prohibit you from looking after yourself.

    As for the abominable Omar Khadr, even the urbanite Canadian lefties are pissed off at the payment to him. http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2017/07/resist.html

  6. Judy says:

    When we lived in Michigan back in the mid 90s we read about Canadians crossing the border to get need medical care. Since Obummercare more Americans are crossing the border at places like Algodones, Mexico to get affordable medical and dental care. Lots of Canadians too.

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