By: Brian Evans
Democrats have spent the past 11 years pushing for socialized medicine in America, claiming that government-run healthcare is the answer to America’s medical woes! Canada has already shifted over to socialized medicine, and Democrats constantly try to tout it as highly successful! However, their claims are far from the truth! In fact, one example could be seen just this past month, when a disabled 41-year-old man, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS! He had been fighting the disease, but his fight came to an abrupt end when the Canadian government decided that the cost of fighting his disease outweighed his right to fight for his life! Therefore, Canadian officials made the judgment to cut off his access to health care, and euthanized him, or put him to death!
Sean Tagert – Facebook and Grandin Media
Life News reported:
Canadian Sean Tagert, aged 41, was killed by assisted suicide after health officials decided to cut the funding for his in-home care hours.
Mr Tagert suffered from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) which is known in Canada as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). His illness reduced his ability to move his body, eat or speak, however his mental awareness remained unaffected. Doctors recommended 24-hour in-home care to support Mr Tagert.
However, Vancouver Coastal Health, initially only offered Mr Tagert 15.5 hours of care a day, which was then raised to 20 hours a day, meaning that Mr Tagert was forced to pay $263.50 a day for the remaining care that he needed to survive.
According to Grandin Media, on social media, Mr Tagert wrote a status which explained that two Vancouver Coastal Health officials visited his home and confirmed that they were cutting funding for his already inadequate care hours.
After receiving this news Mr Tagert wrote a number of devastating social media status’s which read: “So last Friday I officially submitted my medically assisted death paperwork, with lawyers and doctors, everything is in proper order. It’s been a month since I submitted my appeal to the Vancouver Coastal Health patient care quality department. They didn’t even respond….Welcome to the great Canadian healthcare system.”
Mr Tagert was killed by assisted suicide on August 6th.
Sadly, just as countless Republicans have voiced concerns about, those who live under Socialized medicine, are helpless to decide their fate, or even fight for their right to live! Instead, the government is left to decide the worth of each patient, as they decide who should live, who should die, and the self-worth of each patient! Next, those who have beneficial jobs to society will be deemed worthy of saving, and those who are deemed unworthy to society would be able to be discarded like an abandoned animal. Meanwhile, Democrats want to throw away one of the most successful systems of medicine in the world, which has allowed mankind to cure innumerable diseases, extend the lives of human beings, and treat patients that were once considered incurable or unsavable!