The joys of government-run health care

Canadian Rose Oxford needed cataract surgery. The good news is that it would have been free. The bad news is that she may go blind before she finally gets the surgery.

Her October appointment was cancelled because the hospital exceeded its quota of surgeries; it was 200 procedures over budget. She now has a standby date in December, more than two months after her ophthalmologist detected the problem.

 

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