Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The truth about Canada's health care

My Perspective:
We have the best health care in the world. Grant it, not everyone can take advantage of that system to it's fullest extent because they lack the funds, but at least there is a way to increase your accessibility to the more expensive care: Increase the money you are willing to spend. It isn't every day that you have a life threatening illness that needs to be fixed at great cost to you. We spend our money on other things such as new cars and houses that we accept will keep us in debt for 15-30 years. Shouldn't we treat our bodies the same way? If someone needs an operation, and the only way to pay for it is to go into debt, then don't you think it is worth the debt. You can't enjoy your house without your body, or your car, and your body is the only thing that can pay back that debt. Much like buying a house, it is a retirement plan, a way to obtain and store wealth. We go to great lengths as a society to do that, so shouldn't we do the same with the most necessary thing we need to obtain wealth: our bodies.

It seems to me that many people take their bodies and their health for granted. We should all take a look at our priorities and decide, which is really more necessary, a new car, a big house, or a healthy body?

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