Saturday, February 16, 2008

healthcare and you

We are debating healthcare this week over at MOMocrats, from the political to the personal. If you have a story or opinion you'd like to share on this critical issue send me an email and let me know. If you out of country types can lend some thoughts as to how to make our system better (hint, more like Canada, more like France!), we'd love to hear from you too.

3 comments:

deb said...

Do you want to hear something funny? There are politicians here that want our health care system to be more like the American's. They scare the crap out of me.

The Canadian health care system is not perfect by a long shot, there are problems that need to be addressed such as waiting lists but one of the biggest problems I think, is our unrealistic expectations of what doctors and medicine can do.

All of us will die sooner or later and that fact is glossed over in our society, ignored, denied. There has to be a point at which we make people comfortable but no longer aggressively treat illnesses. It's a pretty murky area, I know. I have a mother whose health is declining and we all know that she does not want to be kept alive. My father was the same way. But there are far more people who want the doctor to "do everything" and then still die but it cost a helluva lot of money first.

Now I sounds like Nurse Ratchet. What I believe in is quality of life, more so than quantity. It's a can of worms is what it is.

Time to stop now. Take care.

Lawyer Mama said...

I understand exactly where Deb is coming from. As medical science advances, how much is too much?

I digress. Fantastic idea to solicit opinions, babe!

Kyla said...

This is a good village to be part of.

Thanks again, you.