Laphroaig wrote:Getting back to the topic, interesting commentary by Matthew Parris, currently in Australia:
Laphroaig wrote:Jackie and martinr, as I said, there is one hospital (usually the county hospital) in every big city that must take anyone who needs emergency care, regardless of the ability to pay. (You may have seen "ER", which portrays such a place.) That doesn't mean they all do, and Americans are used to digging out their proof of insurance cards. Most people I know carry the card with them at all times in case of emergency, as if you aren't able to show it you will be sent to the county hospital. (Though in San Francisco, at least, the county hospital is by far the best place for trauma victims.)
For people with insurance, the advantage over the UK is that you don't run into problems such as being put on a two-year waiting list for a hip replacement.
Laphroaig wrote:This just in: It's Sarah Palin's fault that crackpots threatened to kill Obama.
Pretty soon she'll also be responsible for the spread of AIDS, global warming, and World War II.
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