‘It’s insane’: Ont. patient told she’d have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist

An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist.

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  • Observer

    All the “refugees” coming in with various diseases need to be seen first!

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Refugees also get full dental care when they arrive so they can get free root canals while Canadians on welfare or disability have a choice, get the tooth pulled or put up with the pain.

      • David Murrell

        When I was a financial poor student in Pittsburgh, back in 1968, I had a free root canal done at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. It was the dental student’s first root canal, and it took him three visits, on my part, using a textbook under a professor’s watchful eye.

      • John Boy

        They’ve got to learn their place as dhimmi along with all the “old stock” Canadians. Arrrggghhhh!

    • JoKeR

      And think of the diversity they bring, like drug resistant tuberculosis, rare strains of meningitis, polio, MERS, rare strains of HIV, various strains of hepatitis, encephalitis, drug resistant strains of syphilis and ghonerrhea, leprosy…..

  • k1992

    Bring in 340000 muslim immigrants – that should help.

    • Observer

      That’s each and every year, plus “refugees”, plus “undocumented people”, plus “student visas” many of whom decide to never go home.

      • John Boy

        How many on student visas are here to go to flight training school, but don’t care about the last part of the course on how to land?

        • Clink9

          The whole landing part is over rated.

          • JoKeR

            I think that’s exactly what Mohamed Atta said before he crashed into the World Trade Center.

          • David Murrell

            Ha. Lol.

        • Raymond Hietapakka

          Check with Confederation college…it was all Libyans in the mid-80’s…

    • Linda1000

      My thought exactly. We need more and more muslim refugees and others. Never mind that we don’t have the schools for families averaging 4-6 kids, housing, medical care to accommodate them and other urban infrastructure and resources they require.

      • Liberal Progressive

        You H8tr! Any you’re lazy too!

        You just need to work more hours to pay for that.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      It’s a make-work project for the lawyers and social workers…but the hospitals and funeral homes will make the big bucks…

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    This isn’t healthcare in any form.
    This is denial of healthcare bordering on (hoped for) passive euthanasia through neglect.

    • Alain

      Bingo!

  • deplorabledave

    I vaguely recall a time when Ontario was the engine of Canada. Ya I know, I’m dating myself.

    • PaulW

      But in those days no one had heard of shawarmas or gay pride parades – think of the progress we’ve made!

      • Alain

        Exactly.

    • Reader

      That engine was run off the rails long ago.

  • bob e

    needs a name change to Mohammed Abdul Barack ..

  • lgeubank

    That’s the “Mother, may I?” type of medical care Obama gave us. Where you go hat in hand to the government and ask for care, and if they’re feeling generous, they say “Yes, you may.” Or else they say “Go croak” — it just depends.

    The collectivization, or government seizure, of agriculture ruined the Soviet food supply, and the collectivization of medical care in the U.S. will…

    • Tooth&Claw

      It’s already ruined by lack of true informed consent.

  • Blacksmith

    Ah govt care, this is what we need! I wonder why she didn’t get picked, She already has the female box checked, I wonder if she has a white Christian sounding name…….

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just dial back all healthcare 90%.

  • Mark

    But our health care is top notch and should be emulated by everyone right Bernie Sanders? Did they show him this side during his tour?

  • Waffle

    Layer upon layer of non-productive bureaucracy eats up precious monetary resources. Add to that the deterioration of professionalism primarily due to the unionization of medical personnel and we are seeing the inevitable result.

    Keep on repeating that mantra “But it’s free!”

    • Alain

      Indeed that is a huge problem in itself.

  • Exile1981

    All those syrians and border hoppers are getting to the head of the line.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Rationed medical care.
    Better learn to do what you can to manage medical issues for yourself and family now. Your access to allopathic medical care is now more limited than ever.

  • Hard Little Machine

    You should only get access to health care if you’re gay, trans, illegal, Muslim, I guess.

    • Marius K

      As the name implies health care is for healthy people, the sick may wait……… or pay down south.

  • Marius K

    Wait when new taxes on private corporations will hit doctors. There are no sane person that will work extra hours to pay 60% of extra income to someone else. When it comes to behaviour in socialist environment people are rational.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I had a doctor. He dropped me. Said I never ever came in. Hadn’t been sick. wtf? Fortunately, my guts weren’t hanging out when he gave me the news…

  • P_F

    When there are more than 1 million people entering Canada (both, legally & illegally) and they are given preference in every social service including medical then of course the waiting period for common canadian will go 4 to 5 years.
    Now even the foreign students, who had never paid a dime to the system, qualify for free medical in some provinces.

  • Canadian Born

    All she has to do is put a burka on and pretend she can’t speak English. Appointment guaranteed within a week.

  • This is the “universal” system that Obama enforced on the American public.