posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:20 PM
Have to give Ron credit. He never gets tired of stating his position when it comes to foreign policy.
I have to say both make good points about health care, however I have to side with Michael a little Moore (pun intended) when it comes to health care
only because I live in a country where I see it working everyday. Mind you it's not a perfect system but what system is? Surely not what the US has
today, nor when it is finished being overhauled by Obama.
I had an opportunity to see another socialized health care system in action when my wife and I were on our honeymoon in Greece. Wow, now that was a
slick experience. My wife badly sprained her ankle, we put off going thinking a similar trip in Canada would take 2 to 3 hours only to find out what
we already knew. It got worse,swelled like a balloon, so we went. Drove to the front doors parked right there, (no tolls or parking fees or other
delays) reception asked a couple questions, they felt x-ray just to be sure, wheel chair to the x-ray room then to a hanger like area that was
separated off into examination areas by drapes, 5 minutes later Greek doctor enters, (wife is drooling apparently he was hot)
said no break,
wrapped it gave her a crutch and we were on our way. About 20 to 25 minutes in total.
I asked about payment or paper work, nothing not a thing. I asked how is this possible? He said that once you reach a certain salary level everyone
makes a contribution to the health care industry and the more you make the more you contribute, he said it wasn't so much as to cause the wealthy to
complain and below a certain level a contribution was not necessary.
Leave it to the Greeks to figure that one out. I have always thought the US could design their system based on all the best ideas from all the
existing subsidized health care systems. Just a thought
The fastest most trouble free medical experience of our lives