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Canucks deport cancer patient for being a burden on their socialized medicine country

But something like this would never happen here if we had socialized medicine, now would it?  From Hot Air:

When people tell you how much more humane government-run health care is, ask them to explain the case of Juana Tejada in Canada. Tejada came to Canada as part of the government’s attempt to attract foreigners to fill roles as live-in caregivers, apparently to help the Canadians to save some money on wages. When Tejada herself became sick with cancer a few years after her arrival, suddenly the Canadians didn’t find her valuable enough to treat (via QandO):

Juana Tejada wants to stay – and die – in Canada.

A live-in caregiver from the Philippines, the terminally ill cancer patient will be forced to leave when her work permit expires in two months, even though her period of service here as a nanny was supposed to be the gateway to permanent residency.

Tejada has twice been denied a chance to stay, however, because her illness puts a burden on the health-care system. …

The 38-year-old came to Canada in 2003 under the federal live-in caregiver program, which grants permanent resident status to domestic workers after they complete their three-year assignments and obtain the necessary medical and criminal-record clearances.

Her cancer was found in 2006, during an exam for her immigration application. Tejada appealed to immigration officials to waive the good-health requirement for humanitarian reasons.

“While I am sympathetic to your situation, I am not satisfied that these circumstances justify granting an exemption,” a case processing officer in Alberta wrote in the latest decision. “In the opinion of a medical officer, this health condition might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health and social services.”

Got that? They wanted Juana to come to Canada so she could serve Canadians who needed home health care. When Juana got sick, the same health care service for which she worked couldn’t be bothered to foot the bill for her treatments. Juana worked and paid into that system for three years before they discovered that she would “cause excessive demand” for her treatment.

As Ed Morrissey points out, socialized medicine necessarily results in rationing health care and treatment.  Canuckistan ought to be ashamed of itself for deporting a woman who worked to provide the very health care services for Canucks that she was denied when she needed them.

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June 10, 2008 - Posted by | Canucks, health care, shameful, socialism

8 Comments »

  1. So much for little andy’s theory that socialized medicine saves lives…..

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 10, 2008

  2. KG I doubt he’ll acknowledge it.

    Comment by tnjack | June 10, 2008

  3. KG I doubt he’ll acknowledge it.

    Not here, he won’t! 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 10, 2008

  4. Poor andrew…..Can’t you just picture him now, slamming his frustrated little tinfoil covered pea brain into the walls of his padded cell……?

    Sorry, but I just can’t help but giggle a little at the thought…. 🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 10, 2008

  5. I’m sure he’ll chime in with something equally retarded as his original notion:

    “when we leave medicine privatized, people DIE.”

    So, once the government takes it over, nobody will die again. What a dolt.

    Just the same, it is also pretty reasonable to assume he won’t. As I have seen before, when he is presented with evidence that refutes his juvenile notions, he disappears.

    I’m not sure which would be better: (a) Jon finally booting him from the site or (b) letting him stick around for the sheer moronic value. I can’t believe other liberals haven’t asked him to get off their side!

    Comment by TheBad | June 10, 2008

  6. I’m not sure which would be better: (a) Jon finally booting him from the site or (b) letting him stick around for the sheer moronic value

    TB – The former has already occurred.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | June 10, 2008

  7. Have to give it to Jon – he is much more patient than I am. I would have booted him a while ago.

    Comment by TheBad | June 10, 2008

  8. I resisted banning him, only because I had given him a warning early on about calling anyone here racist (or implying they are racist). He had done well with that warning, so I figured I would indulge his stupid #ss for as long as he wanted to come here and take his intellectual beating. I decided to ignore him when he said, among other things, that socialism is successful. A “moderate” socialist…ain’t that something? 😆

    Anywho, I noticed that you fine folks were still smacking him around, so I had no problem allowing the troll to stay. But then he went and implied racism again, so true to my word, I chucked him to the weeds.

    Why would I jettison him and not jen? Simple: jen has never accused anyone here of being racist. Sure, we all know that jen has a limited logical capacity beyond regurgitating discredited DNC talking points, and her affinity for a renowned kiddie porn author representing the depraved citizens of Virgina is quite revolting.

    Having said that, she at least (a) livens the conversation; (b) NEVER impugns my character (or anyone else’s here that I can think of), e.g. she doesn’t call anyone here a racist; and (c) on rare occasion, she DOES make a point or two with which I agree. When the latter happens, I have to rethink my position to make sure I really have it right! 😉

    My point is this: if you want to be a leftist mental lightweight here, fine. But if you’re going to come into my house and sling around unfounded accusations of bigotry against me or my dinner guests (commenters), you will be disinvited from the dinner table and escorted unceremoniously to the door. Since jen has yet to spit on the main course, she can dine all she wants (so long as she refrains from pube jokes at the table!).

    Hey, Steve asked me some time ago after I implemented the “no barking moonbats” ban to let an occasional moonbat get in so as to allow the Dawg Pound here to have a little fun with him. So Steve, don’t say I never do anything for ya! 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | June 10, 2008


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