Thursday, December 14, 2017

History of health care

A Canadian woman and her American sister are each striken with breast cancer. Happily both get essential treatments and survive.  But the costs....
And she had to contend with American-style billing. “Just as I was getting ready to head to the operating room, a tall man in a nice suit came in and told us he had to have a cheque before they would go ahead. ‘It’s our new policy because people aren’t paying their bills.’ We paid him, of course, but it seemed absolutely outrageous — especially when you’re frightened and sick.”
The story is in the United Church Observer, and it's by Catherine Wilson.
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