Saturday, March 13, 2010
God bless the Canadian medical system
With all the uproar over Obama's proposed medical bill in the US, and the fear-mongering that is being spread by the Republican party, using horrors stories from Canada as examples, I thought that I should weigh in on the debate and just say, "ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY???? Since the end of January, I have seen my own GP 3 times, she has called me 4 or 5 times at home to check in on me and make sure that I am alright, I have had 2 chest xrays, 1 ultra sound, 1 CT scan, 4 thoracenteses, 1 paracentesis, 2 rounds of blood work, 1 session of chemotherapy, seen my oncologist twice, and two other cancer specialists. How much did I pay for all this? NOTHING!! And all of the interventions have been done in a most timely manner, professionally, and by first class, caring professionals. I am being treated in a premiere Canadian cancer hospital, with free workshops and social services available to me on the spot should I feel the need for additional support while I am in the building. I shudder to think how different things might have been if I lived in the US without medical insurance. Support Obabama's bill for the right to affordable treatment for all Americans!