Skip to comments.Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault
Posted on 01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST by Califreak
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home.
The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work.
The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress and was sentenced to 30 days in prison. Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentence, saying 21-months would have been appropriate.
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Horrible. Prayers up. Anti-Trumpists have been so violent. What consequences does his assaulter face?
Was the neighbor MK Ultraed?
Why go to Canada?
Canada? So hes getting it for free with the Canadian National Health?
Just kidding. As a Doctor he knows the best person to see for his illness.
30 days?! That’s it?!
What CBS conveniently does not mention is that the clinic is private.
(And that the ONLY reason it exists is that it obtained a waiver when the “peope’s health care” was instituted in Canada.)
Think about that - one needs government permission to run a private health clinic there.
Notice that the writer of the piece used “tackled”, rather than “criminally assaulted”.
It was right in the first line:
“U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a ***private*** hospital in Canada...”
As a condition of his sentencing, Boucher who will still live next to Paul must serve a year of supervised release, avoid contact with Pauls family and fork over a $10,000 fine.
(the judge is a billy jeff appointee)
Paul is scheduled for surgery at Shouldice Hospital. An adviser to Paul said that the hospital is world-renowned for the procedure, known as “non-mesh hernia repair,” and is a private entity that is not part of the Canadian system.
“This is a private, world-renowned hospital separate from any system and people come from around the world to pay cash for their services,” Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said in an email Monday.
Not only that but here is what the crapweasels at CBS have to say:
In choosing Shouldice, Paul will receive care in a country that offers its citizens a publicly funded, universal health care system that runs counter to Paul’s approach to American health care policy. Paul, who ran for president in 2016, touts private-market approaches for U.S. health care problems.
He is an Eye Dr, but yes, Im sure he did his research.
“Paul is scheduled for surgery at Shouldice Hospital. An adviser to Paul said that the hospital is world-renowned for the procedure, known as “non-mesh hernia repair,” and is a private entity that is not part of the Canadian system.”
Maybe he’ll be safer there.....
He can’t play softball, mow the lawn or ride a train without some kind of SHTF thanks to the insane opposition.
I had my second hernia done there.
The hospital is private and pre-dates socialized medicine in Canada. Abdominal wall surgery is the only thing done in the hospital. They know what they do.
If you are covered by Canadian medicine, the government will fund a part of the cost, but you or your private insurance will need to chip in something.
I suspect that $5000 to $8000 would be rather inexpensive for a hernia operation in the states.
Really...no good surgeons for this in the USA. Ridiculous.
And if the assaulter is on the hook for the medical bills, maybe this one will be a lot more than would be charged in the US. ??
See my post 16.
There is a difference between good and the best.
And the best isn’t always in the USA.
The last NHL team to win the cup with a team of a single nationality was the Flyers in the early 70s. All Canucks.
Why in Canada when they can do surgeries here...what’s up with that?
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