Canadian Health System

This is personal and readers will have noticed that there were no Questions and answers over the weekend.
I started feeling a little pain in my left chest on Friday afternoon.  The week was full of stress and I thought i jut had a little angina.  Even went shopping at IKEA for the second time in my life on Friday Night.
The pain wasn't bad on Saturday afternoon so , I went on to vote for Doug Mackay-Dunn and Joan Gadsby  (who did not win) in the North Van District election.  Took my 12 year old daughter with me to see the political process and after voting, I was in enough pain that  "Jane" is saying Dad, go to the hospital. I thought of using the cell to call an ambulance, even though I was just blocks from the hospital but I was breathing fine and drove myself of course.
Got to the hospital with no identification, no medical card, no money (I had just run down to vote after all).
They took my name, looked me up in the computer and had me plugged in right away.
7 1/2 hours later, they sent me home after a cat scan, 2 sets of X-Rays blood tests, 2 ECG's, etc.  
Previously I had even got to see my heart valves opening and closing on ultrasound and the blood rushing through my nice and clean carotid arteries on Ultrasound.
The Pain was caused by a touch of pleurisy on my lower left lung.  The prescription, antibiotics and Ibuprofen as a pain killer.
My thanks to all the emergency room staff at Lion's Gate Hospital and Dr. Long.
My comment involves our Canadian health System.  
The biggest reason I have clients come back from the United States is that they have run out of Health Insurance.
Until the US brings in some sort of Universal Health Care, it will NEVER be as good a country to live in as Canada.
Thank you Tommy Douglas, the father of Medicare in Saskatchewan.
david ingram
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