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Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

Mary Papenfuss,HuffPost 16 hours ago

Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided.

Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a “world renowned hospital,” the senator’s spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said.

Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

According to Paul, the surgery — which will cost as much as $8,000 — is linked to injuries he suffered in 2017 when Boucher attacked him as he mowed his lawn. Boucher pleaded guilty last year to attacking Paul in a dispute over yard care and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Shouldice Hernia Hospital markets itself as a “global leader” in hernia repair, according to its website. It’s privately owned, but “almost all of its work” is done under contract with the Ontario government, according to the Globe and Mail, and it accepts Ontario’s Hospital Insurance Plan, which is part of the nation’s public health care system, the Courier-Journal reported.

Cooper was furious about media coverage of the surgery, blasting it as “fake news.”

“This is more fake news on a story that has been terribly reported from day one,” she wrote in an email to the Courier-Journal. “This is a private, world renowned hospital separate from any system, and people come from around the world to pay cash for their services.”

Paul has called universal health care “slavery” because it would “conscript” doctors and their staff members to provide care.


Here it comes....

'I live paycheck to paycheck': Federal workers rally for their jobs at White House


Federal workers gather in Loop, call for end to government shutdown


EPA Employees March in 'Rally to End the Shutdown'


Federal workers rally in Philly to protest shutdown


Furloughed government workers protest outside White House I have to refresh page to watch it

* But Trump said Fed workers welcome the shutdown....wonder how he will spin this?

Did you see this segment on MSNBC?

Trump tried to control the SDNY office soon after his election and appears to have failed. Former U.S. Attorney who headed the SDNY, David Kelley, joins Melber exclusively for a wide-ranging interview and dishes on what he believes the connections between the Office and the Mueller probe may be. (You Tube)

how do i post images on DU using Firefox?

Let me get this straight, theres an national emergency and not an national emergency.

Trump will "probably" declare national emergency absent a deal in Congress

By Kathryn Watson

Updated on: January 10, 2019 / 10:25 AM / CBS News

President Trump indicated Thursday he will likely declare a national emergency if Congress doesn't reach an agreement to fund his border wall — a move that is sure to set off challenges in the courts if he goes ahead with it. The president make the remarks to reporters on the White House South Lawn ahead of his departure to Texas to survey the southern border.

"If this doesn't work out, I probably will do it, I would almost say definitely," Mr. Trump told reporters, adding later, "If we don't make a deal, I would say 100 percent but I don't want to say 100 percent."


* damn looney

Here are the facts...

"The wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico," Mr. Trump said.

Fact check: False.

The new trade agreement reached last year, called the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA, which has been in effect since the early 1990s. NAFTA eliminated most tariffs between the three signatories, with a few exceptions.

USMCA, which does little to change those eliminations, isn't yet in effect. That's because Congress still needs to ratify the deal (as do legislative bodies in Mexico and Canada).

In the U.S., USMCA ratification is far from certain and isn't likely to be taken up soon, given Democrats now control the House and the government remains partially shut down. Even if the new trade deal is enacted, it's not clear how funds in the U.S. Treasury would be earmarked to build Mr. Trump's wall.


* If Mexico is going to pay for the wall through the new trade deal , then why shut the govt down and why meet with the dems? You don't need them if this is true, which we know is not true. Someone pour me a drink please

I saw this today on facebook...

Trump kept his promise to our government like he runs his businesses... bankrupt them, shut them down and don't pay the workers.

Play this song while you do your housework...


**Rod Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. in a few weeks**


Do you think Mueller has that blocked number Don jr. called?

Having it will prove collusion
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