Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"Universal Coverage"...Whenever

A few days ago my neighbor told me her Canadian mother was on a waiting list for a hip replacement, and that her mother was looking at a 15-month wait. In the meantime, this very active woman would suffer declining health due to having to be sedentary for over a year while awaiting the surgery.

Fortunately for my neighbor's mother, there was a cancellation and the doctor agreed to move her way up in the schedule, but not everyone in Canada gets that chance.

More stories demonstrating that "universal coverage" does not equate with "quality" coverage can be found by clicking the title of this post.

(Hat tip: The Corner.)


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