Friday, March 19, 2010

How bad is the Canadian health care system?

It's so bad that the brits are outraged:
God knows, I’ve spent enough time in accident and emergency at Oxford’s John Radcliffe over the years, sitting with my sobbing children in a room full of people with swords in their eyes and their feet on back to front. But nothing can prepare you for the yawning chasm of time that passes in Canada before the healthcare system actually does any healthcare.

It didn’t seem desperately busy. One woman had lost her face somehow — probably a bear attack — and one kid appeared to have taken rather too much ecstasy, but there were no more than a dozen people in the waiting room. And no one was gouting arterial blood all over the walls.

After a couple of hours, I asked the receptionist how long it might be before a doctor came. In a Wal-Mart, it’s quite quaint to be served by a fat, gum-chewing teenager who claims not to understand what you’re saying, but in a hospital it’s annoying.
RTWT. Dudes, when the brits say your health care stinks, you're standing in a pretty deep pool of FAIL. Health care run by the DMV, right there.

Hat tip: Doug Ross.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a Canadian, this baloney about the Canadian health care system sucking is a crock. Its been a really great system for me and my family. Bar one. Its much better than what I have in the US.