CuriousWombat, a community nurse specialist in the U.K., shares her views on the health care debacle ... "The wonderful misinformation I see about health care outside the USA would be hilariously funny if it wasn't so totally libellous."
Life Expectancy - the USA has only the fiftieth best life expectancy in the world - and guess what? Most of the countries who beat you have socialised health care. Countries like Japan, Canada, France, the UK. Here on the Rock, with only one small National Health hospital and anything bigger requiring transfer by air to, well a UK NHS facility, we still have a better life expectancy...
I've spent most of the day reading the stories collected over at Liz Marcs' journal. The contrast between U.S. so-called "health care" and the kind enjoyed by Canadians and U.K. residents (and others with national health care) is astounding and horrifying.
If you have any doubts (or even if not) go read the posts - one for American experiences and one for the experiences of those with national health care. Liz introduces and links them here, and is still asking for personal stories - if you have anything to share, please do contribute! I highly recommend reading all the stories in comments, if you can bear it. As an American, it's immensely depressing, particularly as so many of our own citizenry, through ignorance and misinformation, remain, as curiouswombat has put it, "afraid of good health care."
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Coffee may reverse Alzheimer's
Yessss! ::brews another pot::
As long as those brain cells keep firing on
all most cylinders, who needs sleep?
I understand the older you get, the less you need - and as long as I'll be awake anyway, I want to keep my overcaffeinated wits about me right up to the end!