1. Living in Australia I am very lucky to have a pretty good healthcare system. We have Medicare for all, but there’s a few things it doesn’t cover such as ambulances, teeth, x-rays, eyes, elective surgery, choice of doctor, specialist treatment. Plus there’s always a gap to pay.
2. Not to mention the waiting lists. My daughter had to wait 12 months for a 15 minute operation to fix a turn in her eye. Every specialist visit cost me $120 and I only got around $35 back. But this is not really the point of my thread. In my state, we have a service that...
3. ... air lifts critical patients from regional hospitals, to major hospitals. What I’m about to relate is anecdotal but I believe it might help as a counter to the point made by Ms Cortez. A South African colleague of mine had a 13 year old brother who was diagnosed with...
4. Meningitis by my local hospital. He was air lifted to the Perth children’s hospital for treatment because our local hospital did not have the expertise to cover this illness. The boy’s South African family were extremely impressed by this service... it is pretty good...
5. ... although most of its funding comes from charitable donations. But... and here’s my point... my church Pastor, who had only recently moved from the USA, was appalled that such a move was necessary as he said that in his experience most US hospitals would have no problem...
6. With such a diagnosis and subsequent treatment. So obviously when compared with the South African health service Australia is pretty good, but not so when compared with that of the USA.
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