A Health Care Horror Story
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As everyone knows Canada is the land of the worst health care system in the universe because it's socialized medicine with a Capital S:
I had my first gallbladder attack. Not life-threatening, just the worst pain I can remember being in since the last time I was in labor. It started up just before dinner Tuesday night. At 2 am Wednesday, still awake and in worsening pain, I found my keys and shoes, stumbled down to the car (leaving the rest of the family sleeping), and drove the 25 blocks down to the hospital. [...]
[T]he waiting time between walking in the door and being admitted was literally about 45 seconds. [...]
... Moments later, a nurse appeared to check me in. With a quick swipe of my BC provincial care card, my complete medical files glimmered onto his computer screen.