I have been reading various stories in this section about the trails and downright horror stories in the US to do with health insurance and I tell you I thank God I was in Canada when I got sick!
As far as health insurance here's a laugh for you, a few years ago I was appling for life insurance on my mortgage and rec'd a call from the company, the person believed the hysterectomy I had some years after my AN (as I had listed on my medical form) was to remove the AN! lol I almost peed myself and couldn't continue the conversation for a few minutes until I finished laughing.... it was frustrating trying to explain health issue's to someone who has no concept of general anatomy.
I'm not familiar with Canada's health insurance program but I realize that most Canadians are pleased with it and glad that it works for you.
However, even though the current U.S. health care system, basically at the mercy of 'private' insurance companies but with government insurance covering a third of the U.S. population via 'Medicare', 'Medicaid'
and similar programs, we are part-way there, now. Frankly, I don't think that the U.S. 'Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act'
is going to be the kind of wonderful, no-hassle type of socialized healthcare system some Americans expect. Not when bureaucrats will be dictating the rules and Internal Revenue agents doing the policing of who pays for what. More likely, U.S. medical care will suffer as resources will be stretched over 315 million very diverse people (unlike Canada's 35 million residents
) and those who now receive medical care will be denied due to age or a terminal health assessment. Of course, the PPAC could, against all odds, turn out to a roaring success. Until that occurs, I remain skeptical of any governmental bureaucracy in charge of my nations health care.Jim