[ExI] simple solution to health care
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 06:17:36 UTC 2009
2009/6/25 Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:
> At 02:04 PM 6/25/2009 +0930, Emmers wrote:
>> We headed to the Royal Adelaide
>> Hospital, emergency department, late on a Saturday night.
>> Jodie was in there until late afternoon the following day.
>> ...the whole experience went very well, and cost us
> I took myself to the ER a few months back with some disturbing cardiac
> symptoms. I hung about for a while getting a history taken, then was wired
> up to machines that went 'ping', given some drugs, and eventually admitted.
> BP tested every few hours, more pills trialed, monitor strapped to me for 24
> hours, allowed out the next day. Cost: $16,000, with bills still dribbling
> in. Thank god at least I didn't have to suffer the metaphysical horrors and
> shame of socialized medicine.
> Damien Broderick
Holy crap. You've got to get back to where the toilets flush the right
way, before some really serious shit happens.
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