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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Single Payer, Baby...

Venezuela Clinic

Susie Madrak, at Crooks & Liars (story from here, emphases Madrak's):

I walked out of the clinic with a diagnosis and treatment within twenty-five minutes of entering, without paying a dime. There was no wait, no paperwork, and no questions about my ability to pay, my nationality, or whether, as a foreigner, I was entitled to free comprehensive health care. There was no monetary value connected with my physical well-being; the care I received was not contingent upon my ability to pay. I was treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, my illness was cured and I was able to continue with my journey in Venezuela.

Ashamed yet?