Today is the one year anniversary of my wife’s car accident. She was hit by somebody who went through a red light, rolled her SUV four times, and ended up on her roof. She has been in constant pain ever since, even though our insurance company, State Farm, has declared her all better and stopped paying for treatment.
So in Canada’s free healthcare system, we’re still out of pocket for several hundred dollars of physiotherapy.
And to top it all off, on Monday, one year and four days after the accident, she finally has her first appointment with an orthopedic specialist. She also has a doppler test scheduled. Over a year later. And if she needs treatment, who knows how long that will take.
So to all you folks in the US that are dying for universal healthcare, just keep in mind that it comes at the cost of timeliness at the very least. And while we’re on the subject of bad news, you should read this:
It didn’t take long to run into an "uh-oh" moment when reading the House’s "health care for all Americans" bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
And you should probably read the bill, because your elected politicians sure aren’t.
You’ve probably heard that there is no such thing as a free lunch.Or free healthcare.
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