Okay, so once again its been awhile since I’ve posted. In my defense, I’m busy people. Between kitchen reno’s, lab work, family and well being anemic, blogging as been low on the priority wheel. Don’t worry though, soon enough I’ll be on mat leave and blogging up a storm! Hahahahaha!
Alright, so many of you are wondering about the whole midwife vs GP vs OB/GyN thingy and I’m going to get to that the next post. I just want to make a few things clear. I live north of the 49th parallel. Why is this important? Because up here, we get universal health care. Its not perfect and things slip through the cracks, but in general you won’t be seeing commericials like this up here:
Yes we fundraise for our hospitals, but for equipment NOT TO PROVIDE CARE. Why am I saying this up front? Because I have the luxury to not only choose whether I want a midwife or a GP, which hospital I want to deliver at, with out having to shell out cash from my take home income. That is a luxury I not everyone in the USA gets. In the spirit of full disclosure I wanted to (1) let you know that having government funded universal health care makes my decisions about what health option I want easier as I don’t have worry about whether I can afford it or not. (2) This is your opportunity to troll and call me a communist for celebrating and promoting universal healthcare. I will delete any and all comments regarding the communism of universal healthcare in the next post. full stop. There are somethings I will debate and admit there are shades of grey on. On this issue I can not. I can not see how it is OK for a wealthy nation, that can afford to pay billions and billions of dollars on military machines, to ask its citizens to choose between getting needed health care or shelter/food/clothing. This is not an issue that has shades of grey for me.
I am watching and reading what is happening down there in awe. And I am terrified of it spreading up here. Go ahead call me a communist. This is your chance.