Public Health Care (was Re: More Green Party)

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 07:47:41 MDT

From: Damien Broderick <>

>Gad, that was stupid of me. Um, I'm not sure how to answer this.
>There are `public hospitals' open to anyone who walks in (or is
>driven in with lights flashing, of course). You go to a triage
>nurse and sit down for quite a while, or get rushed upstairs
>quicksmart. Not unlike CHICAGO HOPE I guess. No charge to anyone.
>If you need more work done, they make you an appointment to see a
>specialist, sometimes months off. I've had surgery done this way
>at a couple of levels of complexity, with good results, although
>fuck-all personal hand-holding since they don't have time.


There it is, the lack of health care in America myth exposed.

We too have public hospitals, Cook County hospital scene of Chicago
Hope being perhaps the most famous example.

You don't need insurance or a nickel to your name to be treated
there, but you have to wait, wait alot, and fill out reams of

And that's what all the fuss is about.


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

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