We had a lovely illustration of why capitalism in healthcare is wrong here just this past week. The provincial government was giving out the H1N1 vaccine to various doctors' offices and clinics. One clinic was a privately owned clinic. They do get coverage from OHIP, but they also have extra services that you pay for. So, here are people standing in line for upwards of 7 hours at the public clinics, and these jokers are selling the vaccine. OK, not the actual vaccine. What they were actually saying was: come to our private clinic and buy a $2,300 full health screen and we'll give you the vaccine for free!!

I was so disgusted. Honestly, I almost spewed all over the TV. They have now been shamed into not insisting that people buy services from them to get the vaccine.

Warm hugs,


A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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