Archive for October, 2009

A Personal Comparison of U.S. vs. Canadian Healthcare Coverage

My interest in the U.S. healthcare debate wanes by the day.  And because I no longer have skin [literally] in the game, I am not angry and desperate as are many of my friends who sign petition after petition, post links and videos of hope on social networking sites, and travel to see their senators and representatives in Congress.  I am just incredulous at the absurdity of the debate and the vilification of other systems that manage to cover ALL their citizens.

I would let this issue go without comment, except that I received the following message this morning from San Francisco via email: “You have received a bill from Anthem Blue Cross for $1014.00 – ouch!” And that number – US$ 1014 – triggered  momentary outrage.
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