June 22, 2019

Stephen Skyvington: Canadians want hybrid healthcare

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On this week's episode of The Gunn Show, author Stephen Skyvington spoke to me about the path towards two-tier or hybridized health care for Canada.

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commented 2019-06-24 12:02:01 -0400
HYACINTH commented 19 hours ago.

“Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.”
- Joseph Stalin………..

Hyacinth, good comment. Just imagine what the world would be like now, if Stalin had lived in the age of Television.
commented 2019-06-24 10:32:37 -0400
We have so-called Universal Health Care, but grossly inadequate Universal Access. Of course of the Liberal’s solutions is to legalize and promote assisted suicide and senior euthanasia.
commented 2019-06-24 10:16:50 -0400
Ron, one problem we have come up against is that our Cover Your Butt Crew both federally and provincially play us off against each other. If you talk to anyone at the federal level they say the healthcare is a provincial responsibility. If you talk to someone at the provincial level they say that healthcare is funded by Ottawas so we can’t make changes of they will cut our funding.

I wonder about a class action lawsuit of some kind. There are a lot of people in the same boat as me who cannot get anything resembling proper health care. I started a list a few years ago with the intention of starting Canadian Patient Protective Association to mirror the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

The problem in Canuckistan is that you cannot sue a doctor in practice. The CMPA has something like $5 billion of taxpayer money to cover any legal expenses they incur. There are no limits to cost or how often they can use it. When I was a Realtor we paid our own errors and omissions insurance. The taxpayers didn’t pay for it. So why should the doctors get that cozy arrangement?

Maybe if we start with the CMPA we can move into wholesale change of the system.

commented 2019-06-24 10:05:03 -0400
Hyacinth, good points but you missed one leftist voice; Climate Barbie; “If you say something loud enough and long enough, people will actually believe it”.
commented 2019-06-23 21:24:10 -0400
Skivington says, “I’ve been waiting to see if maybe Max Bernier is going to be the guy”. If you consider Bernier’s platform on health care, he may well be the guy.

Health Care: Giving Provinces the Incentives to Deal with Wait Times and Rising Costs

Excerpt: “Healthcare is an exclusive provincial jurisdiction…It is up to the provinces to implement reforms in line with the more efficient and less costly mixed universal systems of other developed countries…It is up to the provinces to implement reforms in line with the more efficient and less costly mixed universal systems of other developed countries. Throwing more federal money at the problem is not the right approach. On the contrary, it is part of the problem. Provincial governments will never make the tough decisions if they can always blame Ottawa for not sending enough money. We must end the current confusion over who does what and who is responsible for the problem.”
commented 2019-06-23 17:11:06 -0400
Why do you people insist on believing the “Conservatives” are actually conservative?”

When you have a leftwing paper shilling for Scheer you know something is more than amiss:
“Scheer’s big policy reveals are a lot like Trudeau’s …Scheer says he would keep the Liberals’ pricey new Canada Child Benefit if his party wins power this fall. He has also promised not to cut seniors’ benefits or transfers to provinces for programs such as health care. …. On immigration, Scheer and Trudeau are more in step than either would like to admit. Like the Liberal prime minister, Scheer says immigrants are an economic necessity for Canada. … Scheer’s earlier flirtations with the hard right haven’t helped. In 2017, he agreed to be interviewed by controversial rightist Faith Goldy on the uber-conservative website Rebel Media. In February, he spoke in Ottawa to a crowd of so-called yellow-vest protestors that included anti-immigrants.With this quintet of speeches, Scheer hopes to set the record straight. He’s neither a hard-liner nor a nut. Truth be told, his views are a lot like Trudeau’s.”

But note this statement from the article – “Scheer’s earlier flirtations with the hard right haven’t helped” – THERE IS NO FAR (HARD) RIGHT IN CANADA but that doesn’t stop the Marxist political BS from being regurgitated infinitum. Apparently middle of the road and slightly to the right is NOW LABELED FAR and/or HARD RIGHT. It shows how FAR LEFT ALL of the political parties have shifted on the political spectrum in the last two decades.

Rule number one used by the left:
“In Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) he originates the idea of “das Grosse Luge” (The Big Lie): “But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”"

Joseph Goebbels: ““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.””

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
- Vladimir Lenin

“In 1869, before Lenin was even born, in The Crown of a Life it was written by Isa Blagden: If a lie is printed often enough, it becomes a quasi-truth, and if such a truth is repeated often enough, it becomes an article of belief, a dogma, and men will die for it.”

“Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.”
- Joseph Stalin
commented 2019-06-23 11:09:36 -0400
Maxime Bernier’s PPC will get the federal government OUT of health care, and allow the provinces to do whatever their voters tell them to do regarding health care reform.
Private sector innovation will be allowed.
Why do you people insist on believing the “Conservatives” are actually conservative?
commented 2019-06-23 10:46:07 -0400
It is ind of a religious sanctity with the Left. If Saint Thomas of Regina has spoken then it is heresy to suggest reframing any of his utterances.
commented 2019-06-23 10:44:40 -0400
…changes made…
commented 2019-06-23 10:44:10 -0400
It always amuses me how the Left suddenly become conservatives once they get their way on something. “It’s been settled” is their war cry. Abortion, medicare, climate change- whatever. Once they get their agenda in place there can be no charges made other than an increase in tax payer dollars.
commented 2019-06-22 20:06:14 -0400
Veteran’s Affairs Canada used to own and operate many hospitals and had an army of bureaucrats processing health claims….it’s still stuck with Saint Anne de Bellvue but that’s another story…

The department divested of those and contracted beds in hospitals in each province….they contracted Blue Cross to be the supplier of all but a few items not covered by Blue Cross….the savings to tax payers were astronomical….my socialist friends find that hard to believe.
commented 2019-06-22 18:37:36 -0400
Hybridized health care, hmmm…….You are easily cured or you are deceased?