Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Dr. Sheila’s International Health Care Poll
Not too long ago I saw Sicko, Michael Moore’s new documentary about health care in America and how it compares to that found in Canada, France, Cuba and the United Kingdom. If you are at all familiar with Moore, you know his view (in case you aren't, Moore says that U. S. healthcare is sadly inferior in many ways). But I am curious to hear from international readers who can offer a glimpse into what health care is really like in your country. Please weigh in and let my America readers know if Moore has gotten it right or not.
Here are some questions to get you started:
How is health care organized in your country?
Do you pay for it individually or through your employer or is there a national system for health care funded via taxes? If you pay, what amount do you pay? Please include prescriptions and actual services from a medical provider.
Are you satisfied with how things are done?
Do you feel you can receive good care in a timely fashion?
What would you change and what do you like?
Do the poorest people receive the same level of care?
Do wealthier people go outside the system?
Are you familiar with the health care system in America?
If yes, would you trade your system for ours?