Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Dalton McGuinty's death panels

I blogged back in 2006 about the way the Ontario government condemns sick people to death. (The drug I mentioned at the time, Velcade, approved in all other provinces and territories to treat multiple myeloma, has still not been approved for use in Ontario.)

Only public outcry, it seems, can divert these assassins from their chosen path.

Extreme language? Consider the following recent examples of calculated cruelty by the McGuinty regime, and judge for yourselves.
  • Ombudsman Andre Marin recently blasted the Ontario government for withholding the life-saving drug Avastin from patients dying of colorectal cancer. Friends and neighbours have literally had to hold bake sales to keep them alive, while the government prevaricates and temporizes.

  • Bonnie Cameron had pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which was being successfully treated by a drug cocktail. Ontario, deciding it knew better than mere doctors, cut off treatment: she would only be covered for one drug at a time, it ruled. That decision killed her. Too bad, so sad.

  • Then we have Pascal Mathurin. To squeeze the father for information, the Ontario government is now threatening his desperately ill son with death.
While Dalton's eHealth buddies wallowed in bonuses, inflated salaries and the proceeds of untendered contracts--$1 billion of taxpayers' money flushed down the drain through incompetence, patronage and greed--citizens of this province were, and are, dying by decree.

The bottom line: if those of us not fortunate enough to have a good medical/pharmaceutical insurance plan, as well as OHIP coverage, develop cancer, we are at the mercy of the Ontario Liberal government. And, as we can see, that government has no mercy whatsoever.

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