Originally Posted by Andy87
this is a question for people who live in the UK and canada. i live in america and was talking to my aunt and she said that government provided healthcare is not as good as it seems to be. she said that you typically have to wait several weeks to get to see a doctor. this just does not sound right to me. could anyone let me know what it is like? thanks
This is a question for all those who live in the US, I neard that there is no national health care service, and that if your life is in danger you have to go to a hospital, but then have to pay for treatment,
I heard that you can get medical insurance to take care of this, but sometime medical insurance might not cover the cost of the treatments, or may even be excluded.
I hear that some people are not able to afford medical insurances and hence go without health care and can die as a result... this just does not sound right to me, could anyone know what it is like? thanks.
you see there are two sides to ever coin...
In same parts of the UK healthcare is very good, and opperations can be seen and dealt with on an almost immediate basis. the problem with the long waits, is mostly caused by the waiting lists,
people (in general) are not very good planners, and so when people have an opperation scheduled for six months away some people tend to forget, and then cancel at the last minute, this leaves nothing but paperwork, and a surgon sitting idle. it's normally too late to re-schedule someone else for the slot. and so everyone has to wait.
On the whole though the healthcare service, (or at least the idea of it) does work rather well...