Sunday, April 15, 2012

Medical Care

When an elderly friend of ours was visiting his son in Canada, he became ill. His son, a medical doctor, called his dad's doctor in the States. He put his dad on a plane and made sure he took a cab directly to the hospital where his doctor had arranged for his admittance.

With socialized medicine in Canada, our friend's son knew he would be taken care of much more quickly in the States. Our friend is now recuperating from open heart surgery. Do you have any idea how long that would have taken in Canada? A long time; probably longer than our friend had to live without it (he was given only a couple of months without surgery).

Is this really the route we want America to take?


  1. That is so interesting. It seems everyone thinks the grass is greener in countries where medical is socialized. Thanks for the story. Glad he is doing well.

  2. HI, definitely NOT! Thanks for pointing that out so people can see it! Best regards to you, I'm just a hoppin' around challenge blog list from one number to the next. Almost half through the list. :) Ruby aka Grammy

  3. I have never heard of "socialized medicine". I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but I will Google it. I'm glad that your friend was well enough to hop on a flight and be quickly hospitalized, receiving the care he needed. A good outcome. I think health care is a serious problem in most countries.