Friday, April 20, 2007

National Healthcare Nightmare

A Frenchman tells all:

As the next exam for my son gets near (next week), I though I'd provide a short summary of my family's dealings with a socialist, centralised, single-payer healthcare system.

As a reminder, my (then 4 years old) son was diagnosed 2 and a half years ago with a brain tumor. He underwent surgery, then chemiotherapy for a year and a half. Early last year, he appeared to have been cured, but the tumor reappeared last autumn, and he underwent radiotherapy this winter. Next week we'll know how that is working.

In the meantime, as a consequence of surgery, he is handicapped and only very partial use of one arm.
Click on the link to read the rest of the tragic story. Thank goodness we don't have these problems in the good ol' US of A. And Thank Goodness I finally got a job that offers health coverage. Too bad my bad back is a "pre-existing condition."

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