posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 05:01 PM
I like what we have. I can go to the doc if I'm ill, get emergency treatment if need be and I never have to worry about the monetary issue. My kid
spent his first several months in the hospital, in intensive care and I didn't pay a dime, just the usual monthly charge.
You can have a bit of a wait to see an emergency doc (hour or more), but they use proper triage methods, so you don't wait while bleeding to death or
There can also be a bit of a wait to see a specialist or get elective surgery, and everyone seems to have a different story about whether it was just
a week or two or years to get something done.
It isn't perfect, we have a government in charge that doesn't like us having our medical care so they don't fund it, call it a disaster and say
it's a failure. But it works. It just needs proper attention and funding and all goes well. I wouldn't EVER EVER EVER trade it for private care. The
government works for us, not we for them and one of the things government should exist to ensure we have access to is medical care. In may opinion
and all that.
Maybe in the US you can do a universal coverage system like we have in Canada, but for those people that oppose the idea there could be an opt out
clause, so they didn't have to pay unless they were sick or injured and then they could pay full price? That sounds reasonably capitalist.
I don't know much about this alleged 'Obamacare'. I sure hope they are building it right and not to self destruct. You guys deserve the best.
But then, so does everyone.