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So much for Cuban healthcare

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by dogtowner, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Meh... Labour disputes get settled eventually.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    And it the rest of the socialist world it's typically done by means of work slowdowns. Why work harder ? And so wait times grow and grow.
    To a degree, you do get what you pay for.
     
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    Just as an anecdotal information: My husband developed severe pain in his big toe, with blood coming out from under his nail.
    I called a pedologist on Wednesday at 11:00 am. They offered an appointment at 2:30 pm the same day. Unfortunately, we had prior engagement, so I asked what would be the next available appointment. He saw the pedologist on Thursday at 10:15 am. After a 20 minutes (very minor) surgery, he came out feeling 90% better and his next appointment is next Tuesday to check on the status.

    Cost for the whole thing: $36 with $23 being reimbursed within one week by our insurance.

    There is NO waiting in "universal healthcare" system who are running smoothly.
     
  5. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Thought you were in Europe ? I can drive to my doctor and get that sort of thing taken care of then.
    By the way, the cost is in taxes.
     
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    US primary care physicians do not do foot surgery. Pedicures do not have the right to use a scalpel on feet. Primary care physicians would send you to a pedologist, and the cost would be that of a visit to a specialist. . .in addition to the visit to your primary care physician if you go there first.

    Insurance would not cover over 90% of the cost, even if you had met your annual co-payment and your "per visit" co-payment.

    I am in Europe. . .UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE is all over Europe, in one way or the other. Taxes are higher. . .and we get the benefits through MANY programs. . .not through ridiculous increase in "defence spending" and "tax breaks to the very wealthy!"
     
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    Didn't you know that communism reigns whole Europe since many years? :)
     
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    Glad you're figuring out the Muslims have to be better managed. Good call banning the burqa.
     
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    Yep. . .time for a comic relief! Thanks for the sarcasm!
    Poor us. . .having to live in this hell hole of Communism, right? :rolleyes::):):)
     
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    Only the face covering. Perhaps it is your kind that needs to be "managed".
     
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    Some people are too ignorant to know the difference between a burka and a hijab! They just rejoice at ANY attempt to the freedom of Muslims because of their hatred!

    What's the difference between a hijab, niqab and burka? - CBBC ...
    www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/24118241

    Now, it makes sense, in a modern society, to give up the Burka, because it does pause a real accident threat (i.e., getting on and off public transportation, even crossing a busy street, because of the restriction in vision).

    But obviously, the hijab is no more restrictive or "dangerous" than our nun's veils. . .and actually come from the same source (modesty for women!)

    And hijab is NOT forbidden in Australia or in the UK. . .or any place else I can find!
     
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    I had a similar experience here in the USA: I dropped a section of plywood on my big toe. It hurt so much, I was sure I'd broken the toe, so I went to the emergency.

    The emergency room doctor determined it wasn't broken, and then dug a little hole through the nail. Blood spurted out, and the pain was reduced by 90% immediately. It seems blood builds up in what is called a hematoma, and the pressure causes pain.

    The same thing happens in the skull sometimes. That's one thing I never want to experience.

    Oh, and the bill was a cool grand, that's right, $1,000 US dollars.
     
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    Next time go to doc in a box as opposed to the er.
     
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    Well, at least you got some relief. . .and your wallet was a lot lighter! Amazing how expensive a tiny drill can be when in the hands of American healthcare!
     
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    In a level one trauma center. He could also have had open heart surgery wjile he was there. Your guy could not address anything but feet.
     
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