Have you been forced to leave Alberta to have surgery?

Once again I am writing about our Alberta health care system. For many it works but for the people who need surgery, it’s a disaster and nothing gets done for years.

Once again I am writing about our Alberta health care system. For many it works but for the people who need surgery, it’s a disaster and nothing gets done for years.

Years ago, pregnant women were sent to the U.S. to give birth to their babies. Those babies born in the U.S. are American citizens and are subject to military draft and filing income taxes when they reach adulthood. I wrote about this to an MP and he checked it out. He was very surprised to find that this is true. I don’t know the status of these regulations today.

My son is in Thailand right now recovering after his back surgery. While there, the doctors informed him that there was another Canadian just a few doors down from him, also with back surgery. Our son and this man met up and our son found out that the man was from Sylvan Lake.

The man who made connections for our son is from the Grande Prairie area, as was our son. He went through the same nonsense about 10 years ago and he went to Thailand to get fixed up, successfully. Our son is the 13th person that he has made arrangements for in Thailand and he has another Albertan arriving this month to also get back surgery. How many more Canadians will be forced to go out of country to get surgery?

Today I read a long story on a doctor of Dentistry in Okotoks who also went out of Canadian territory to get his back fixed as he was looking at three years to get it done in Alberta.

It seems that once our politicians get elected, they enter the plastic bubble where the sky is the limit and the money supply for them is a bottomless pit of our gold, but they are oblivious to the working people who elected them. In reality, I feel, they don’t give a damn about them either. These politicians have blown up hospitals, sold hospitals and closed hospitals and seniors care facilities.

How many millions and billions of dollars have our politicians wasted? They seem to have an insatiable lust for power and someone else’s money. Any time they need more money, they just up our taxes.

An individual person doesn’t stand a chance against government. We must band together to get anything done, so for that reason I am asking, in this open letter, for all the people who went out of the country to get surgery and want to get something done by government, to send me an email and I will compile all the information and stories. I will then get back to each of you personally so we can try to accomplish mega improvement in our health care system. If you are willing to take part in this, send me an email and whatever information you are willing to share so I can get started. I am retired and have the time required. So I don’t get overloaded, please send your info on the date (day only of your birthday) to spread the emails out for a month. I am going to foreword this letter to all the major newspapers I can get to so the word will cover the province.

My email is tomsk@telusplanet.net

E.T. (Tom) Skoreyko

Red Deer