Screw You, Heathcare Sysytem. Look What You Are Doing.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Lex Leto, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Lex Leto


    Nov 10, 2009
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    Look at this:

    My mom wrote that and sent it to all the major news networks regarding the United States' new mammogram policies. What the fuck is wrong with this country. How's Dubai this time of year?...
  2. DeadEyesOpened

    DeadEyesOpened Junior Member

    May 24, 2008
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    Brisbane Australia
    Interesting story there Lex, (you can't spell mum that way though).

    My mother had almost the same story, except that it ended in a mastectomy, i.e. removal of the (left) breast, harsh invasive surgery, (perhaps not as invasive as ongoing chemo, but I don't know), and months of recovery, thankfully after some years now there is no re-occurrence of the cancer.
    Aggressive cancers can grow very fast, any delay in seeing a medical practitioner could make the difference between life and death.

    My mother had no medical insurance, however with our system of public health care there was no cost. Zip, nada, nothing. I've read somewhere that America, when compared to the rest of the world, ranks 7th in the world with regard to the standard of health care. (sorry I can't find a link). Every country that ranks above the US has a "socialist" health care system. (including where I'm from, Australia)

    Previously I mentioned that there was no cost for health care, that's not entirely true, there is an income tax levy (called the medicare levy) of 2.5% on every working taxpayer, this is shown itemized on you income tax return. (Although Australia does have a much better wage system than the US, with minimum wages here equivalent to US$15.00 per hour.)

    A small price to pay for free health care.

    Those that do choose to have private health cover can choose their own doctor and medical facilities ( most of these doctors also work in the public medicare system).

    Why do I think it is a better system? It doesn't care if your poor, black, white, indian or serbian, if you are a citizen, then a good basic standard of healthcare is available to you.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009