Log in

No account? Create an account

Shona Holmes: Crusader for Justice or Fox "News" Prevaricator?

Posted on 2009.28.07 at 11:23


Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2009-07-29 02:05 (UTC) ()
From what I can tell, the problems that the health care system here has are similar to the problems the U.S. has -- I mean, I have a hard time believing that private health care never has long waits in clinics or ERs, and never has geographical availability problems (the major problem in Canada is getting enough doctors/nurses/facilities anywhere but cities) and never biffs the triage of a serious case. Right?

But you have that and ALSO straight up access problems. Here, no one is uninsured, every facility takes the insurance and it costs me some percentage of my overall income tax that I don't even rightly know because it's not that much -- whether I use the walk-in clinic once or have to have major surgery. And no one has to screw around with 134567 million private insurers.

Anyway, none of those weird attack ads is going to tell you what the system up here does right... which is the successful and timely treatment of several thousand people a day, and 100% coverage. I feel for people who caught the short end of the stick, for sure, but there's wider compensations. *shrug*

Edited at 2009-07-29 02:07 (UTC)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-07-29 03:19 (UTC) ()
What's really silly about the whole Shona Holmes thing is that the Obama proposal isn't even close to the kind of healthcare system Canadians have. It's not free, there are still seventy bazillion private hospitals (I work in one), the private insurers are still shamboling around waiting to deny us treatment and/or eat our brains, and the employment-based system, silly as it is, is still firmly in place (and honestly, having one's healthcare contingent upon where one works is really pretty random, not to mention idiotic).

Edited at 2009-07-29 03:21 (UTC)
Previous Entry  Next Entry