A little note about Canadian health care for all my American peeps out there.
I know you're in major discussion about your health care system. I flipped on CNN tonight to see people up in arms about it. In case you have doubts about our Canadian health care system, I'll just relay a personal story.
This weekend I was in the park with my daughter. It was about to rain and we were on our way home. About 3 pm I was giving her a piggy-back ride when I twisted my ankle badly and we both fell. She was ok, but my ankle made a crunching sound and I couldn't walk on it.
To make a long story short, by 3:30 I was at the hospital. By 3:45 I had xrays done. Then by 4:45 I was in a splint and sent ony way with crutches. No fracture, just a bad sprain.
The hospital was newly renovated and fantastic - all the latest gagets etc., even tvs to watch. And what did I pay? Nothing.
Well I pay in taxes, but that's not the point. The point is that we aren't sacrificing service or quality just because we don't pay directly out of pocket. I feel good knowing that when something happens to me, I can walk into any hospital of my choice and receive care.
So I urge the Americans to pay close attention to our system. I think you can make it work too.
P.S: this is about the most political I'll get on here. Back to perimenopaysal bitching shortly.