Canadian Press reported in “Parents don't have passports; preemie alone in Buffalo”, (St. Catharines Standard, Jun.27, 2009):
“A critically-ill premature-born baby from Hamilton is all alone in a Buffalo, N. Y., hospital after she was turned away for treatment at a local facility and transferred across the border without her parents, who don't have passports.
Ava Stinson was born Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, 14 weeks premature.
A province wide search for an open neonatal intensive care unit bed came up empty, leaving no choice but to send the two-pound, four-ounce baby to Buffalo.
Her parents, Natalie Paquette and Richard Stinson, couldn't follow their child because as of June 1, a passport is required to cross the border into the United States.
They're having to approve medical procedures over the phone and are terrified something will happen to their baby before they get there.
The Canadian Consulate in Buffalo is providing advice and guidance to the first-time parents, and their local MP, New Democrat David Christopherson, is working to arrange emergency passports.
But that will take until at least Monday afternoon and the situation is complicated by the fact the baby's dad has a criminal record.
"I just want to be with her," said Paquette.
"She only knows my heartbeat, my voice and her daddy's voice. It's all I can think about. I feel so helpless."
Another infant sent to Buffalo, because Liberal MPP Jim Bradley’s failing single-payer health care system couldn’t provide the necessary health care treatment in Ontario!
Thankfully, the American health care system in Buffalo, N.Y. was there to provide for Canadians when the Canadian health care monopoly failed. When patients needed it, the political rhetoric of socialized health care succumbed to medical reality.
Let’s hear St. Catharines health-care monopolist Jim Bradley explain to the public why his Liberal health care monopoly failed once again.
Let's hear Liberal Jim Bradley, the mealy-mouthed monopolist who loves to disparage the American system, publicly thank the Americans for cleaning up after his Liberal government's messes.
C’mon Jim! Let’s hear you spout some of your political BS… you know… blame Harris… bla blah… slippery slope… blah bla… U.S.-bad, Ontario-good… blah blah…
C'mon, Jim... spin some of your famed rhetoric, you know, about how your Liberal-run, under-funded, monopolist-medicare is working!!
C’mon, Jim... say something! Dump on the American system, the way you like to do, naturally, as a smug Liberal!! Tell us how evil American health care is… while your Liberals export Ontario patients to the States for treatment!
Jim, if you are unable to, or unwilling to, explain your monopoly’s inadequacies, maybe your incompetent cabinet colleague David Caplan, will? Please do so, publicly!
And by all means, let's spin this into a passport issue, rather than examining McGuinty's failing Liberal health care monopoly!
(I've previously written to Bradley regarding his Liberal government's cross-border patient exports, see: http://rightinniagara.blogspot.com/2007/11/will-liberal-transport-minister-jim.html. Bradley refused to respond.)
The stress on parents Paquette and Stinson and their child is solely due to Dalton McGuinty's failing health care monopolism.
Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal gang of 'health care terrorists' rely on utilizing the United States for health services, while preaching of the supposed benefits of so-called universality - ironically, the Liberals export Ontario patients to American health centers which would be illegal if they were located in Ontario!!
This two-faced slimy duplicity by the Liberals isn't new.
Just back in Feb. 2006, a St. Catharines couple, Dave and Mena Coote, also had a similar dilemma thrust upon them when Jim Bradley's Liberal health care monopoly failed to provide the necessary health care as Mrs. Coote went into premature labour with twins.
Astoundingly - THERE WERE NO NEO-NATAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
The Coote's had to drive themselves from St. Catharines, across the border to Buffalo, to get to Buffalo Women' and Children's Hospital, where their twins were safely born - with American citizenship, to boot.
Jim Bradley was the Liberal MPP in St. Catharines at the time - Jim Bradley never gave an explanation for why his Liberal health monopoly failed.
And, now, its happening again, with Paquette and Stinson's infant being sent to Buffalo for medical treatment which Bradley's Liberal liars couldn't provide in their vaunted utopian Ontario monopoly.
Unfortunately, MPP Jim Bradley's still here - and still hiding from explaining his Liberal's failing health care duplicity.
Is anyone even asking Bradley for an explanation?!
[Please note: the words Liberal , McGuinty, or Caplan DO NOT even appear in the Canadian Press article cited above. There are no comments or responses provided from any Ontario Liberal regarding this incident. It's as if this sytemic failure of Liberal health monopolism just happened all on its own!! Why, McGuinty's health care terrorism had no bearing on this incident!]
http://rightinniagara.blogspot.com/2007/08/liberal-healthcare-duplicity-ontario.html (page 83)