Monday, January 14, 2019

#FakeHealthNews: Burying the Lede

Our friend Holly R tips us to this story currently making the rounds at FB:

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"Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery"

Now why would he do that?

After all, we have many fine surgical centers here in the states, why would he choose a government-run one Up North?

Well, turns out that the opening sentence is rendered completely moot by the third:

He is scheduled to have the outpatient operation at the privately adminstered Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario"

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