Saturday, July 4, 2009

Measha's Canadian healthcare experience

I'm pretty sure that if I comment on this, I'm going to say something I regret with regards to my bewilderment over her comments and this article in general so I'll just post the link.

via the National Post

Comments?

3 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I wouldn't want to be the ER doc who saw her first. Although dissection is rare at that age group, high blood pressure is a HUGE risk factor, and hers was high. The ER doc should have been thinking of it.

I agree with her that it was her relationship with her Primary Care Doc that saved her.

I don't think it's possible to extrapolate her bad experience to the entire health care system as a whole, which although it has its problems, runs pretty well most of the time.

Susan Eichhorn-Young said...

I agree...sorry she had to deal with this! But one cannot blanket statement an entire health care system as "bad" - it needs improvements of course, but as someone who is Canadian now living in the US - the Canadian system is till by far in better shape. Can it be better? Absolutely! And I hope it continues to explore ways of serving its citizens and become a leader in health care once more.

Ms. Measha is alive - and hopefully will rally back. Her drama queen is alive and well too as her youtube message shows (!!!) and her ability to utilize the media to her advantage. Her savvy certainly leads doesn't it?!!!! I think any of us who read the article carefully, recognize what the reporter is seeing, and can keep this in perspective. And I'll leave it there!

Gerrit Theule said...

Absolutely. The Post was founded with an official purpose of providing a voice to Canada's (small "c") conservatives and has a long record of openly promoting privatized health care in Canada. There have been articles like this in their paper before.