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An American emigre speaks to Joe Lieberman

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By now, both neighbors have seen the doctor and the one who's had huge expenses this month appears to need a specialist. The doctor also wants to do blood work and prints off two sheets: one for the specialist, the other for the on-site nurse to take blood. The patient then puts his name on the list for blood work while still at the facility and sits and waits (unless he comes back for that, in which case, he'll need the form he just received and his health card). When he goes to see the specialist, he will bring his health card and referral form--no money. Hear that, Mr. Lieberman? The tax vat's use is far-reaching.

A valid health card and a referral form. No wallet necessary for your primary doctor or a specialist or blood work. Pretty dreamy, eh?

Very worth noting is the absolute requirement of that health card. Dare you not have it with you, although you're allowed to pay actual money if you don't have one--or be billed, which my doctor's office allows. I did miss an appointment once, because I had remembered the wrong date and my primary doctor's office doesn't call to confirm. But back to that health card, honestly, you show it before you show your face. Hey, it has your photo (if you're 16 or older) on it, anyway.

Who on the planet hasn't heard the raging debate about health care reform in the U.S., and who on the planet hasn't seen families living in storage in the U.S.? Yes, Mr. Lieberman, if you dared and cared to look and ponder it, YOU have/had something to do with people living in storage in the U.S. Because you (and your many friends) so vehemently fight health care reform, people are living in storage in the U.S. Why do I sense fingers in your ears?

Commies and socialism. Is that why? I'm not a fan of communism either, but I find socialized medicine to be a breath of fresh air and I DON'T consider Canada to be a communist regime.

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