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  •  (Thanks for the spoiler alert) (8+ / 0-)

    It made reading the diary a lot easier on my nerves.   ;)

    I wish the best for you and your family.  I'm happy that you got the needed care and requisite surgery, and especially happy that you didn't have to deal with "insurance" issues during the events, nor after them.  You and your wife were able to actually spend all your time caring for your daughter, and your daughter didn't have anything to worry about regarding costs while going through this ordeal; no extra suffering due to coverage.  That's what it should be like for all of us.

    Canadians are frustrated that they can't get their knees fixed, their scar treated, their carpal tunnel addressed... in general, people will complain if they can't get what they want when they want it.

    I know what you're saying, and I know many other people say this, but one big thing is left out, and that is if I have an issue with carpal tunnel (which I actually do), if I want to see a topnotch hand surgeon, I'm going to have to wait at least two months to get an appointment just for an evaluation, not counting surgery, if I were to need it... or a prescription for physical therapy.

    Not that the diarist is saying this, but when others here talk about the WAIT, I never hear the mention of the WAIT just to get an appointment. The republicans try to imply that we can all get healthcare on instant demand here in the U.S., and that's just not true.  

    I'm still waiting for republicans (and one democrat) to explain to me why it's okay for my to lose my house just because I need an expensive surgery.

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