WILL QUEBEC'S NEW HEALTHCARE PLAN BE YET ANOTHER PILE OF MANURE?
While the czar legault and his health minister dube think they are reinventing the wheel with probably the 50th healthcare overhaul here, they already missed the mark. Two fundamental issues are sorely lacking in this province and we didn't hear a word about them in this new, improved, the 'best' revamp:
a)Millions don't have a general doctor because there are not enough doctors coming here. Nothing said about that.
b) Mandatory overtime for nurses has to go. Alas. when the czar had a school who was willing to train said nurses, he nixed the program because it was coming out of an English institution.
The best thing that Dube, and his boss the czar could do is walk away and allow the hospitals and administrators to sit down at a table and figure out what works for each of them and what doesn't. Then open the doors to allow doctors and nurses into this province who don't have to worry about where the accent goes on top of the letter e in a french word.
What the healthcare system does not need is yet another level of bureaucracy, which Dube appears to have created with over 1,100 articles in an over 300 page bill.
We now have the brand new Santé Québec agency, which would be responsible for coordinating the network's operations, and provide for the appointment of a service quality and complaints commissioner.
The bill also aims to improve how pre-hospital emergency services are organized. It proposes that the Corporation d'urgences-santé fall under the responsibility of Santé Québec rather than the Health Ministry.
In case you didn't know, the quebec government is one of, if not the biggest employer in all of quebec. They just added another few thousand bureaucrats, 99% of whom know less than nothing about the healthcare system.
We will reiterate: If people working in hospitals are not part of this program, it is doomed to failure in a very short time.
And if bureaucrats sitting at their desks in quebec city are allowed to run hospitals in Montreal, this newest attempt to reform the healthcare system will go where every other healthcare reform bill went - into a big pile of bureaucratic manure.
If you think quebec has issues with doctors, Ontario seems to be winning this race - in spades. Take the medium sized city of Kingston.
8,000 of the 12,000 patients at a medical clinic in Kingston will be without a family physician when six of the clinic’s eight doctors retire this spring. The big question is why can't they find family doctors in Ontario? French is not the issue.
Nope. It is the heavy burden of bureaucratic insanity that these doctors have to deal with. The younger doctors are watching what is going on and running from family medicine like the plague or, in our case, covid 19. Family life for family doctors is null and void and they will have none of it.
Here's what one doctor said: "Maintaining electronic medical records, typing up notes, sorting test results, filling out forms and other administrative duties are cutting into the practice of medicine.
Is that the expert level that we want to choose to do that kind of work? If we can move into more team-based care, we could have scribes, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants doing a lot of that work. … If we were in teams, we would have a place for patients to get care at a very specific level, which would free up physicians to do more of the pure medical care for patients.”
Are any chochomim - geniuses - in the federal or provincial government listening? Do they even know what's going on? We know Justin doesn't because he's busy giving us an increase in carbon tax on every litre of gas to save the planet. What about the premier of Ontario Doug Ford? Does he have a clue what's happening in Kingston?
Here's a suggestion: Stop trying to save the world and save your own people. Not rocket science. Or maybe it is for Doug and Justin. Golleeeee.
We were reluctant to write this, but upon investigation, saw that sadly, it was true.
It appears that transgender groups are blaming right, conservative anti-trans policies for the cold-blooded murders of three children and three adults in a school in Nashville. They are using this line - hate has consequences - to push their agenda.
In other words, the real victim is the killer as that person had no other effective way to be seen other than to lash out by taking the life of others, and by consequence, herself or himself.
One particular group claimed that they 'do know that life for transgender people is very difficult, and was made more difficult in the preceding months by a virtual avalanche of anti-trans legislation, and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society'.
People with mental health issues are vulnerable and ripe for the woke culture bs. The person who committed these heinous murders was very, very ill. Deciding to become a man was a part of that illness. And instead of understanding this fact and trying to help this person, the transgender community is blaming the rest of the world for pushing her to the edge.
Nothing, absolutely nothing about this is normal.
After reading the above piece, this next entry will seem like a breath of fresh air. It appears that the NHL is quickly coming to their senses.
It is being reported that they are seriously considering shelving pride night events at its games. How smart are they? Wait. Not that smart.
Quite a few players are refusing to take part in both the practices and main events where they are being told to wear pride-themed attire. Here's a question: when they signed their contracts, did it include supporting lgbtq+++ or pride or blm or anything of the sort? No.
Their contracts were for playing hockey. Many of the players, believe it or not, adhere to their own religious beliefs which do not include supporting pride events.
And, it seems the players are a lot smarter than the owners. They issued a statement saying that they carry no judgement on how people choose to live their lives, and believe that all people should be welcome in all aspects of the game of hockey. But don't force them to do something that goes against their beliefs when they are paid to play hockey.
Life is as messy as you make it. The NHL owners wisely realize that there is nothing to be gained by pushing further with this mess.
While many may not like, to put it mildly, what Netanyahu is doing in Israel, Biden's recent very unveiled threat to Bibi was inappropriate to put it mildly. But guess what? It doesn't come out of a vacuum.
On June 22 1982, Joe Biden was a Senator from Delaware and confronted then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during his Senate Foreign Relations committee testimony, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. Begin forcefully responded:
Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”
An angered Biden banged on the table. Begin kept going:
This desk is designed for writing, not for fists...We are grateful for the assistance we have received, but we are not to be threatened. I am a proud Jew. Three thousand years of culture are behind me, and you will not frighten me with threats.
The author of the excellent article where these quotes came from, ended with the following:
"There have been very scary scenes coming from Israel this week, yet, no matter what, Israel is more important than solely the (very important) issue of judicial reform. For me, no matter what, I stand with Israel. That's how it should be for you, too."
A few hours ago, Donald Trump was indicted. He is the first former president to face criminal charges.
The precise charges are not yet known, but the case is focused on a hush-money payment to a porn star during his 2016 campaign. It is the weakest of all charges against him. People want it to look like a felony, but it is in fact a misdemeanor.
Here's our early prediction: If this doesn't stick, and it probably won't, it will propel Trump and give him the air he wanted to plow ahead with his presidential bid. And it will blow up in the face of every democrat. A ticking bomb especially if he runs against Biden.