By Letter to the Editor on March 24, 2020.
Re: Two-tiered health system would be a nightmare,” March 3 letter to the editor.
I disagree with Alan Spiller’s letter. I know of three persons who had hip replacement done in Montana. Two had both hips done, the other one hip. So that freed up five places for people in Alberta that need surgery.
Why did these people have to go to Montana for surgery? Because they had excruciating pain, and just couldn’t wait for up to a year for surgery. Now why couldn’t Alberta have a private clinic just for hip and knee surgery? To me and a lot of other people, it makes perfect sense.
These people had to pay big bucks, so why not keep that money in Alberta? Then everybody would benefit. So I know of three people who had surgery in Montana. There are probably many dozens more.
George van Bostelen
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