Re: Healthcare in Canada
- From: "Paul M. Cook" <pmBERMUDA_SHORTScook@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 03:22:15 GMT
"Michael Barrett" <kalu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Paul M. Cook" <pmBERMUDA_SHORTScook@xxxxxxx> wrote in messageyear
"Marc Schneiderman" <garbaron@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 01 Jan 2008 01:11:17 GMT, "Paul M. Cook"
in fact some of the cutting edge medical advances are
happening in India.
Like what that's not available here? I guess they have found better
ways of disposing of their female babies than the USoA. :-)
Uh huh. If it is so bad why is it that thousands of Americans every
flock to India for surgical procedures?
I'm gonna take the dangerous stance between Paul and Marc on this one.
The vast majority of the "tourist hospitals" are staffed by folks who
studied and practised in the USA or the UK but left the former due to the
insurance rates to practise or the rotten salaries from the HMOs and left
the latter due to the even lower salaries under National Health.
I understand Germany is where a great many Indian doctors were trained. I
am sure they come here. Look, I know that we have outstanding technology
here. We have fabulous schools - best in the world bar none. We have some
very good things. We definetely do some things really well. The problem is
we have a serious delivery problem - both accessibility and affordability.
Like I have said before, it does not matter how wonderful the care is - it
means nothing it you can't get it.
But those are just services for cash-paying tourists. Out of a billion-odd
people, the number who have no access to health care at all, even in
"modern" india would dwarf the population of the US.
You only want to get sick in India if you are wealthy, an ex-pat or a
tourist. Hmmm.. maybe there is a parallel with the US.
True, 7000.00 is more than a lot of them will make in a lifetime. But what
I am defending is that they are not exactly curing people with chicken beaks
and shiny pebbles. They have some very progressive programs that are
establishing clinics in remote areas and are bringing care to people who
never even knew it was available. They do have some very unfortunate social
issues though and I am sure that is a huge problem.
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