And she’s a stickin’ to her story or should I say her lie about a “brain tumour” that really was a benign cyst of the petuitary gland. She’s back on the tea-party circuit again and she’s featured on the latest Koch brothers’ anti-Obama ads. Just one thing, Shona, how much are the Koch brothers paying you to be their puppet star on their ads?
Oh, and here’s a story about someone with experience with both Canadian and American health care systems while dealing with a brain stem tumour.
The treatment for chordoma was 8-10 weeks of proton radiation, give or take a few days. It cost somewhere between $100 and $200 thousand and most HMO’s didn’t want to cover it. My friend was no exception. So several times a week she’d get on the phone to plead with her insurer to pay for another week of treatment.
She didn’t complete the treatment. And she stopped answering my emails a year later. She was dead.
I met a very funny guy from the South with some kind of cancer of the scalp. He didn’t complete. He’s dead.
I was asked to talk with a young guy who didn’t have the money to get a proper diagnosis until too late. So as the chordoma destroyed the vertebrae in his neck he saw a chiropractor who told him he was out of alignment. For two years he was out of alignment. Then in terrible pain he saw a real doctor. He didn’t complete. He’s also dead – late diagnosis, limited treatment.
So, Shona, quite a few folks dead because of a health care system you so enjoy and you want to bring this kind of misery here to Canada? I say move to the states and don’t bother us anymore. Here’s more.
But in Canada there are no people at the end of a phone pleading for funding to continue life saving treatments. People die in the States because they can’t afford treatment and their private plans won’t pay for it.
I’m at the BC Cancer Clinic a lot. I see frustrated people. I’m often frustrated. But I don’t see people pleading for treatment they need but can’t afford. None. You can’t say that about the US.
So Shona, what say ya now, dear?
Shona ain’t alone, unfortunately. This is exactly the kind of system Jimbo Flaherty’s corporate thugs who attended his little party last summer, along with ol Stevie Spiteful, hisself wants for Canada. One piece of evidence of this was the very fact that ol’ Stevie and his Harpercon puppets never once denounced her acts or her lies. Not once. It’s also the kind of health care system that many, if not, most Canadian doctors want. At least, it appears that most past presidents of the Canadian Medical Association want that kind of health care. F