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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    "It was never an option offered to him to have this procedure done in this province," said Ms. Dunderdale, refusing to answer whether the procedure could be done elsewhere in Canada.
    That doesn't mean he's not eligible. It means that there might not be the proper facility there. NL is one of the most undeveloped provinces in Canada.

    As for why he didn't go to another province instead of going to the U.S., you'd have to ask him. Until we know why, anything more is just an assumption.

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Good thing he can afford it, hm? Too bad Americans who have the same problem can't get the kind of health care this guy can get.

    America: The best health care system in the world -- as long as you can afford it, that is.

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Good thing he can afford it, hm? Too bad Americans who have the same problem can't get the kind of health care this guy can get.

    America: The best health care system in the world -- as long as you can afford it, that is.
    I'm more curious about why he didn't investigate other provinces, and went right to the U.S. Even though he carries a health card for NL, that card could still be used in other provinces. Plus he is a Premier... I'm sure that has to get him some access.

    My feeling is that he just wanted the best of the best, who happens to reside in the U.S. It's the political forces which are trying to make this a statement of values about either country's health care.

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    That doesn't mean he's not eligible. It means that there might not be the proper facility there.
    no comment

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I'm more curious about why he didn't investigate other provinces, and went right to the U.S. Even though he carries a health card for NL, that card could still be used in other provinces. Plus he is a Premier... I'm sure that has to get him some access.

    My feeling is that he just wanted the best of the best, who happens to reside in the U.S. It's the political forces which are trying to make this a statement of values about either country's health care.
    Hey, I think America has the best health care system too.

    Just because I want a national health care policy so that everyone can take advantage of it doesn't mean I don't think we're the best (for those who can afford it).

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I'm more curious about why he didn't investigate other provinces, and went right to the U.S. Even though he carries a health card for NL, that card could still be used in other provinces. Plus he is a Premier... I'm sure that has to get him some access.

    My feeling is that he just wanted the best of the best, who happens to reside in the U.S. It's the political forces which are trying to make this a statement of values about either country's health care.
    I don't know if you're allowed to go to other provinces for non-emergency surgery, that may have to do with it...
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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Hey, I think America has the best health care system too.
    That's not what I said. My comment was about the doctor of the procedure, not the system. Don't put words in my mouth.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof
    no comment
    Then why post at all?

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    I can't believe that nobody in this thread gets it.

    The Premier of Newfoundland is a robot.

    He's returning home for a routine maintenance procedure.

    If you think that's absurd, ask yourself how many of the people spanking on Canada's health care this thread:
    • Could put their finger on Newfoundland on an unmarked globe if someone put a gun to their head
    • Could name the Premier of NL even five minutes after reading this thread


    Yeah, that's right, he's a robot!
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I can't believe that nobody in this thread gets it.

    The Premier of Newfoundland is a robot.

    He's returning home for a routine maintenance procedure.

    If you think that's absurd, ask yourself how many of the people spanking on Canada's health care this thread:
    • Could put their finger on Newfoundland on an unmarked globe if someone put a gun to their head
    • Could name the Premier of NL even five minutes after reading this thread


    Yeah, that's right, he's a robot!

    Escaped from the conspiracy forum eh?
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    Re: NL Premier Williams Set to Have Heart Surgery in US

    No, just making a point.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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