Won’t it be great when a compassionate government with unlimited resources runs health care? And then you wake up from the nightmare. From Jeff Lipkes at American Thinker:
It’s not a documentary, and it’s not by a conservative. The writer and director is a French-Canadian leftist, or former leftist. But, among other things, the film is a horrifying and hilarious exposé of health care in Canada. The film is The Barbarian Invasions by Denys Arcand, and though it did well in the U.S. for a foreign picture, winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film in 2004 and grossing over $25 million, it hasn’t been seen by nearly enough people.
Barbarian provides a vivid glimpse of what we have in store if President Obama is re-elected in November. I should perhaps at this point issue the usual “spoiler” caveat, though as it’s a film about a man with terminal cancer, there isn’t much of a plot to spoil.
These are depicted in gory detail. At the start of the film, the camera follows a nurse down the hall of Rémy’s hospital. Patients in various states of distress are parked in the hallway. The corridor is packed to capacity. […]
The hospital is ruled by its union bosses. Nothing gets done without their approval. Laptops are routinely stolen, but “lost” computers can be promptly located after bribes to the union chief.