reply to post by Nutter
This is a question you need to ask yourself.
Why, does he need to raise the monies for an operation?
Here is a listing of countries that practice Socialized Health Care.
Afghanistan*, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Iraq*, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden,
South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom
YUP! China is right there, right after Chile and before Cuba.
Now according to: en.wikipedia.org...
At the end of 2008 the government published its reform plan clarifying government's responsibility by saying that it would play a dominant role in
providing public health and basic medical service.
It declared "Both central and local governments should increase health funding. The percentage of government's input in total health expenditure
should be increased gradually so that the financial burden of individuals can be reduced," The plan listed public health, rural areas, city community
health services and basic medical insurance as four key areas for government investment. It also promised to tighten government control over medical
fees in public hospitals and to set up a "basic medicine system" to quell public complaints of rising drug costs.
So, why wouldn't a hospital in the Peoples Republic of China, ( my wife country of birth and residency for 30 years ) treat this young man?
It's called Corruption and they don't care about you or your children to include a new born baby.
You don't have the cash, you don't get the service.
My sister son was 3 weeks old, fever of 103, diarrhea, could not keep even mothers milk in him, swollen belly and crying and crying.
At the emergency room in the hospital in Harbin China, they would not treat my nephew with out cash payment of 4000.00 yun.
My husband was back to visit us while we waited for our appointment with the American Consulate for our visa interviews, he went to the Peoples Bank
of Harbin and exchange American dollars for yun to pay for the treatment, then and only when the doctors had their money in hand did they see and
treat little GuaPing.
You want Socialized Health Care? Move to China, but bring you cash, they don't take C/C's or personnel checks.