Sep 8, 2011
commented on Would Someone Please Ask Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Romney, Palin, and Cain About Kyle Willis and Deamonte Driver, Please?
I'm a 27 year old Canadian living in Toronto. I can have an appointment with my LGBT focused family doctor within the week for typical stuff or could get an emergency appointment within a day or 2. I get excellent care and could go to an emergency room as a last resort (emergency rooms are where the wait times are quite long) if needed.
When I was diganosed with cancer in 2005 it was a weeks wait until my first surgery. They wanted to do it the following day after my diagnosis. Wait times? I didn't experience any. That surgery was curative. My second surgery (to confirm that the first was curative) was less than a month later.
I would be in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical debt and would be burdened with that the rest of my life if it wasn't for our health system. I would have never thought I'd get cancer at 20!?!?!?
Medicare (our name for it) has its problems but nobody dies from tooth infections. I never have to worry about bills that will come from calling my doctor or showing up at an emergency room!
I'll take socialism anyday of the week over what's being served up down south!