(He feared no man. Canadian doctors? Well, that’s a different story. Photo courtesy of Fight Magazine)
Free health care might work just fine for most Canadians. If Georges St. Pierre discovers a bizarre rash after his post-fight debauchery or Alanis Morissette decides to pop out a kid, it’s no problem. But their system of caring for the sick and injured without driving them into bankruptcy just isn’t up to dealing with the big problems of a big man, particularly not when that big man is as much of a red-blooded American as Brock Lesnar. According to what Lesnar’s chiropractor, Larry Novotny, told a local news affiliate in Alexandria, Minn., Lesnar’s current health problems really started heading downhill while vacationing in Canada, the land of free medicine and wonderfully polite death panels. I think you know who he’s going to blame.
Said Novotny: "His symptoms became severe while in Canada, which because of their health care system, made it difficult to manage. At this point it’s a possibility that it could jeopardize his career."
Okay, Novotny. Fair enough. But you’re forgetting to mention that it didn’t cost him a penny. Still a good deal for the money, no?
Novotny didn’t elaborate on exactly how the Canadians
had tried to kill fell short in treating Lesnar’s illness, but I think we can safely assume that it had something to do with leaving him for dead on a gurney while the doctors went off to drink Molson and watch curling.
And isn’t it ironic that one of the relatively few people in this country with the money to afford all the tests and surgeries and hospital stays that he might possibly need, even without insurance, ended up taking sick in a country where they foot the bill for destroying your intestines? Take it from a man with all the medical expertise demanded of a chiropractor, socialized medicine will kill us all and ruin our pro fighting careers, America.