Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Horrors of National Health Care.

Wendy called our health care provider today to get something checked out.

They asked her if 9:00 a.m. TOMORROW was too early for her, or would she like something later in the day?

The Horror! The Horror! She has to wait a whole fifteen hours for an appointment!

You know what's horrible?

The misinformation spread by "news" organizations about health care in the rest of the civilized world.

Just so you know, this isn't a lone incident - it is always like this when we need help here. Which has been about 5 times now. I don't mean to offend any of my readers, but this is the reality of what health care is like in Europe. It is nothing like what is being portrayed in some media.

It is excellent.

3 comments:

  1. What?! You mean they couldn't make an appointment for the same day? Don't they know in this age of TwitMyFaceSpace we need everything right now?!

    Sheesh.

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  2. Yesterday after school I noticed Izzy had a weird rash behind her ear. I called the doctor's to get it checked out and they had a cancellation later that day at 7pm. I booked her in, got seen on time, picked up the medicine this morning. All for free :)

    Can't ask for much better than that!
    I seriously cannot believe that Americans have managed without free healthcare for so long.

    It really shocked me when Kwip (from Darktide)'s wife had multiple sclerosis and no health insurance and was still working to pay her medical bills.

    That would never happen in England.

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  3. that is only one side of nationalized healthcare though, the flipside is that the doctor is not free to make the millions that they would/could potentially make here in the US. The other thing is that US physicians must spend a fortune on malpractice insurance, this money goes into the coffers of the insurance companies, some of the largest wealthiest most powerful companies in the country, they in turn spend that money on lobbying to promote their causes, the cycle goes on.

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