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Re: [IP] Not allowed to see an endo about a pump for 5 months

>Darrin Parker wrote:
>>Now, I do
>> disagrore's ban on all chewing gum in the country!

[Sorry - Everytime my computer checks for email I loose a few words] :-(

>The British health system is going the Singapore way, but by stealth. No
>politician would dare admit that the NHS is being dismantled, but many
>people are now taking out "top up" health insurance which means that if
>the wait to see a specialist is too long, or they can't see the
>specialist of their choice, or the preferred treatment is not available,
>the insurer will then pay for you to go private. Many people without
>insurance just pay to go private anyway. It's still a bit hit-and-miss,
>but it takes some of the strain out of the system.
>Unfortunately many people, who can afford holidays and cars, would
>rather wait in pain than go private. It's their choice, but I think it's
>based on ignorance and stupidity. I mean, what price do you put on good
>health? I put a very high price, and will make financial sacrifices to
>pay it. They think it's socially immoral to queue jump. Well, the queue
>is not for the doctor's time, it's for the money to pay the doctor.
>Well I think the ban on chewing gum is excellent! You see the filthy
>stuff stuck on the floor everywhere here...

Hahahaha!  I seldom see chewing gum on the floors here and we Canadians
chew it all the time! ;->  We're just to polite to spit it our in a public
place I guess :> :> :>  (Actually I used to (and often still do) scrap up
the occasional bit of squached gum off of the floors at work.

I agree with your views on private health care and opportunity costs.  FYI:
I think Canada will eventually follow the British system but God knows how
long it will be.


Darrin Parker
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