posted on May, 15 2008 @ 06:11 AM
Originally posted by LateApexer313 I was just going to post about a friend of mine who lives in Canada, the poor man has needed his
gallbladder out for 16 months now, he's scheduled to have it out in June sometime he told me.
Meanwhile he has painful gallbladder attacks where he has to go lie down for 3 hours until the pain passes. And here your post pops up! Thanks for
giving us an inside look at the Canadian system!
There is more to your friend's situation than that because I have just seen two close friends go through gall bladder surgery...both inside of a one
month window from diagnosis to removal. Your story is not typical, and I still wouldn't swap systems...I'd have to be nuts, and that's covered
Personally, I just don't understand this issue. If it can work in Canada, it can work in the States, with its far greater resources . I hear this
incessant whining about how the government would simply screw it up, so let's suffer getting screwed by the HMOs instead. The dog just don't hunt,
it's a lazy cop-out.
You pride yourselves on being the world's greatest democracy, and you're willing to put your great grandchildren in debt to enforce that dictum (by
killing people that disagree with you) If you want efficient universal health care, demand it. Make demands of your government, fer cryin' out
If the GOP sees the Democrats getting huge attention because of the health care issue...guess who'll suddenly come up with a plan? You know, at least
the war is being promoted using fear. You can't excuse tolerating middle-class poverty resulting from illness. Forget ideology, just apply some
common sense, and as one poster said, some Christian compassion.
There's my two cents (Cdn).
[edit on 15-5-2008 by JohnnyCanuck]