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Published:November 13th, 2012 16:03 EST

Canadian Lady, 96, Loses Photo ID, Physicians Refuse To Treat Her

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 96-year-old Canadian woman has been told she can`t get a photo-ID provincial healthcare card unless she has other photo ID, which she doesn`t have.

Elizabeth Stead of Ottawa is in a dilemma since losing her Ontario provincial health card, which must be shown for every medical procedure covered by universal healthcare."



I have little sympathy for Stead, at age 96 she should have accumulated dozens of photo ID. It seems like every week I`m stuck in line behind an elderly woman who can`t produce a photo ID for the personal check she`s using to pay for her groceries.

I love senior citizens, I really do, but haven`t they heard of credit cards or debit cards?

At this point it doesn`t seem worth the hassle for this woman to get a photo ID; by the time she finally gets it in the mail she will probably be dead.

It should be against the law for a person in Canada or America to leave home without a photo ID.

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