Canadian Hospital Room Shortage Forces Man to Spend Two Weeks in Bathroom
Single-payer healthcare is chock-full of horror stories. There's tales of guys being told to hit the bricks while mortally wounded. Other ones where the government deals out death sentences to toddlers. Then, there's this unfortunate incident from Canada, where shortages forced a hospitalized man to spend a fortnight in the loo.
I crap you not.
A Sudbury Ont., man recently spent almost two weeks in a hospital bathroom while being treated for a back injury, according to a local member of provincial parliament.
France Gelinas — the Nickel Belt MPP and health critic for Ontario's NDP — says her friend and neighbour was admitted to Health Sciences North on Feb. 4 and "spent 13 days in a small, cramped bathroom with a toilet directly behind his head."
Wow. What a poopy situation. Canadian healthcare is in the toilet. Circling the drain. A real sh*tshow.
Imagine the embarrassment, not to mention the odors, of living in a bathroom for two weeks. I think if most people had to deal with that indignity, they might reconsider their passionate support for universal healthcare. If only to spare themselves another thirteen days of clothespins keeping their nostrils shut. Going through a dozen cans of Lysol.
Which is terrible for the environment. Right?
Leftists have a utopian fantasy of universal healthcare, where the quality is second-to-none and the quantity is infinite. This goes right along with their belief that banning the blasters will suddenly turn sinners into saints. The reality of universal healthcare is a whiz-palace substituting for a hospital room. The healthcare may be "free," but you have to put up with a lot of sh*t and, as this story shows, it's not always sh*t in the figurative sense.
Let that floater sink in.
That's if you can even get healthcare: