Goooood afternoon, I can't give you an exact quote but this Canadian woman Lin Gilbert was interviewed on the news today. Everyone opposing universal healthcare rants about how people from Canada have to wait months or years for surgery but I heard something that struck me as interesting. She said that she couldn't get her surgery because there were old people waiting for the same exact surgery. I found that both odd and disturbing. Old people? Lin looked as if she was in her late 40s. Why are old people getting priority for surgery in Canada? Lin stated that she has children to raise. I don't think that the "old people" Lin was talking about had to raise children. Shouldn't Lin have priority? This got me thinking. Would you want your money to go to someone's surgery who doesn't really need it, or rather to someone who doesn't need it as much as someone else? Let's say an 80 year old who has cancer needs throat surgery or something another. An 80 year old with cancer isn't going to live much longer; shouldn't we be spending our funds on younger people who need the surgery too? Younger people who have children to raise and jobs to hold? If there was either a choice between already dying person A and 35 year old adult B I would surely choose adult B.