posted on Oct, 25 2013 @ 05:24 AM
reply to post by abecedarian
Not so good at all. Here, regardless of what or who you are, poor or rich , you are given the best treatment available ...
Yeah, but the "best treatment available" there is not treatment I would ever want. You don't have anything to compare it to locally, so you really
don't know how bad your "best available" really is.
I know of a good example here where a teen on vacation and fell seriously ill (a really bad acute MS attack) and wound up in the local hospital.
After our docs contacted your
national health insurance the treatment authorized was: "don't treat this aggressively, he's going to die in a
few years anyway. Just provide enough care to make him more comfortable. As soon as possible send him back."
The treatment our docs requested was expensive, about $1k a dose, and had a good chance of putting MS into remission. Denied because of cost alone.
It wasn't any other reason. The poor kid WILL die in a few years with the treatment your "best treatment available" provides. Your guy, not so
lucky to have been a UK citizen who actually needed serious care.
With Obamacare, we are rapidly sinking to the dismal level of UK and Canadian medical. For most here like in the UK and Canada, they will have to
wait until they are 70+ to find out just how bad this deal is. Then, instead of aggressive treatment like was possible last year, they too will be
sent home with a handful of pain killers to wait and die out of sight of other much healthier patients -- you know, the healthier ones who think they
are getting good care but are only being treated for cheap, minor illnesses. The illusion of good care has to be kept going!