posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 06:52 AM
For the most part, our health care system is wonderful. Yes, I often have to wait two hours if I go to emergency, however that is the result of too
many people going there for non-emergency issues. And for any type of specialist, there is often a wait. But the care, once you get it is great! I
only once ever got mad at a dr here, was in a lot of pain in my jaw and he tried to send me home to go to a dentist, even though i kept telling him it
was my sinuses. I normally wouldnt have argued, but the pain was OMGGGGG level. He finally agreed to do a scan, and found that every sinus in my head
was impacted, had to spend the night on iv drips. There was also the issue i had for years trying to get a new fertility drug prescribed to me,
trying out dr after dr, asking them all for it so i could start a family, and not one dr was willing to try the new drug as it was still an unproven.
I finally found a dr that trusted me enough to try it and now i have two kids.
But seriously - our healthcare is not a thing we should complain about. It is "free" in that while most of us help foot the bill, even the poorest
person can walk in and get help. my american sister paid thousands of dolars to have her baby state-side, while mine up here was cost free. it almost
didnt seem fair.
I will say, there may components lacking in mental health - a few friends with depression or anxiety that i feel dont get the help they need, and a
family member with MS that is still patiently waiting for liberation treatment to come to a town near her.
i think canadians just dont know how bad it can be, and dont appreciate how much goes into maintaining it. we need more doctors, we need more nurses,
bu until we get them, people need to stay away from the emergency rooms! if a digit isnt about to fall of, or if loads of blood isnt leaking out
somewhere, or if your appendix isnt about to burst -you have to ask yourself, is it really an EMERGENCY???