You know, the Beef man is right! All is sunshine and lollipops here in Alberta. We are VERY fortunate that all of the best and brightest doctors stay in Canada as well as the nurses. Hell, you can get a heart transplant over lunch hour (only if you call before 10:00 A.M!). You gotta love same-day service. Thank God that there is no funding crisis for socialized medicine and our hospitals can afford all of the cutting edge equipment we need, shit, I have an extra Cat scan stored in my garage as a favor to the Foothills Hospital until they can find room their already overcrowded “Cat scan wing”. I hope they pick it up soon as it’s blocking my gardening tools.
Beef…have you been to a hospital ER recently? Do you read the newspapers?, before you jump up on the “Canada has “free” Health-care” soapbox, you should be careful because you could fall off and hurt yourself and find out just how “great” our system is working…it isn’t. While I do agree that to be uncovered by your HMO in the states would leave you more vulnerable that in Canada, if you are covered, you will have access to the BEST health-care professionals and the BEST equipment science has to offer. Period.
Case in point Uncle Barry…told that he had a 3 month wait (in Winnipeg) to get in for a cat scan…he was fortunate to have disposable $ so he went to North Dakota and was scanned there…Pancreatic cancer. Died 3 months later. Well, dead is dead but to think that he would have not even had been diagnosed by the system that he funded ALL HIS LIFE is atrocious. I guess what I’m saying is that being poor and uninsured in America sucks worse that being Poor and “uninsured” in Canada, my solution would be to be a contributor to society, work hard and not be POOR!
“Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis”
~ Jack Handey