Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So, What is Canadian Health Care Like?



My only experience with Canada's health care was last year, when my husband had a major onset of pain in his midsection. He was seen (after a relatively short wait - about 2 hours - the trick is, mention chest pains - that gets their attention), then, after several hours observation, sent home with pain meds.

Two days later, he went back with the same problem. This time, they diagnosed it correctly as gall bladder. Several months later, in the US, he scheduled surgery.

In Canada, is it free? Heck, no. We paid for it all - about 1500 dollars for the two visits.