- Category: Health
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:00
- Written by Paul Collins
As of 2013, in Ontario, Canada there will be no emergency medical procedures after 75 unless permission is given by a review board which only meet a few times a week. We have worked all our lives and this is the thanks we get...Our government at work. This applies even if you have extra medical coverage.
The Ontario Government is now they are able to play God. So much for caring for the people who worked hard for this country. In a conversation about the "future," Dr. Suzanne Allen, head of emergency services at the Wilson Medical Center in Toronto, was asked if she has seen any effects of the upgraded healthcare in her work. "Oh, yes,” she replied, “we are seeing cutbacks throughout the services we provide. For example, we are now having to deal with patients who would normally receive dialysis can no longer be accepted. In the past, there was always automatic approval under OHIP for anyone who needed dialysis --not anymore." So, what will be their outcome?
"They will die soon without dialysis," she stated.
“Every day,” she said, we are seeing these cutbacks aimed at reducing care across the board for anyone who is over 75. We can only hope that someday new OHIP will be overturned by the Supreme Court --otherwise, this is a death sentence to those who are over 75. Regardless if you have private health care coverage now (a Medical supplement) -- it will no longer apply after 2013 if the Ethics Panels disapprove of a procedure that may save your life. Scary, scary, scary.
Think about this. You? Your parents? Your loved ones? Didn't know about it? Of course, not.
This is a huge reminder of the need to stay healthy. Is this a death sentence to those of us who will reach 75? Yes!
Paul Collins, author of Mack Dunstan’s Inferno / Mystery of Everyman’s Way
Contact him on http://www.facebook.com/#!/authorpaulcollins
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