frrostedman wrote:Like I said. I can see a world-class doctor, with no waiting time, any time I want, for $20.00 per visit. If Australia has something superior to that, let's hear it.
Then hear it son .........
What you define as a visit to a worlds class doctor for $20.00 per visit is the same system that Australia, Canada, France, England, Germany .... ect ect ...... The only difference is that if your low income,
(Low income = you earn less than $40,000 P.A ) you don't pay the $20.00 at all, as the visit is completely free.
No limits on the number of visits, no restriction on the doctor, specialist, or world class surgeon you can see.
you just keep proving your lack of knowledge on the subject.
The Doctors we all go to in Australia are not government doctors, they are private G.P ...
Payed for under Australia's free health care system, (( medicare ))
Free medical, dental, optical, & specialist treatment.
We don't sit around waiting to see a doctor in a run down, under staffed hospital's like you do in the USA.
Hospitals are also FREE, but only cater for, those who need to be in hospital for emergency purposes.
The hospitals are were you go in an emergency, say you present to the emergency / Trauma centre with a very very sick child, or a broken limb, or you have been involved in a car or work accident.
They the emergency / Trauma centre, will treat you and either send you home or admit you to hospital for further treatment / surgery.
If you are admitted to hospital you can either enter the free public hospital OR you can choose to enter the private hospital system.
Either way both the private & public systems are funded under the single funding system of medicare, Run by the Australian Government.
Trust me Australia / Canada / France / Cuba / Germany / England / ect ect are all far far superior then your
$20.00 a visit to your Doctor.
Our system is far safer aswell, because when i go to the doctor for $20.00 or less, i know i am going to get the best treatment in the world, & not a treatment plan like the one you would get in the USA based around proscribing you medication, not on what medication will cure you / ease your pain.
But rather a medication that was prescribed to you based on the number of overseas holidays or cash incentive's your doctor received from the Big pharmaceutical company's.
Regardless of whether the medication would actually help you or not.
Furthermore to this conversation, almost all Australian's have Private Health insurance. Aswell as access to the Public healthcare system.
& that's what makes Australia's healthcare system far far far Superior to that of the USA, because in the USA you have an all or nothing approach to healthcare.
Were as in Australia, we have the best of both worlds.
Cheap & affordable public & Private Healthcare, free from interference from the Death Panels of the HMO's & Employer Based Healthcare.