How often do you see a doctor?

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Bananas

Endangered Species
#21
Usually I visit the doctor once every 2 years for a physical check-up.

I also visit the Doctor about twice a year on a well-being basis due to past illness.

If I am sick and the illness lasts more than 3 days or I am in serious pain I will go to the Doctors.

In the past 6 months I've seen the Doctor maybe a dozen times as I have not been to well with one illness after another.



It concerns me when a price is given to good(or should that be poor) health. It is a caste system discriminating against specific social groups due to their financial status.

Maybe a bit hard-line socialist but his words still do echo some truth;

"The collective principle asserts that... no society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means."
-Aneurin Bevan
 
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ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#23
It concerns me when a price is given to good(or should that be poor) health. It is a caste system discriminating against specific social groups due to their financial status.

Maybe a bit hard-line socialist but his words still do echo some truth;

"The collective principle asserts that... no society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means."
-Aneurin Bevan
Didn't you know? It's the sick person's fault that he is sick; and it's also his fault that he lacks the means to pay for medical aid. :D
 

Unity

Let’s Go Bluesss
Staff member
#24
I have Crohn's, Kidney failure, & Epilepsy. I've also had two hip replacements due to a medicinal side effect. Fun, huh? :)

Because of all that, I typically see a doctor at least once a month, but sometimes a little more often.

For those of you in the UK, France, Canada, etc...what do you think of universal health care? Personally, I'd love to see it in the U.S. Not just because of me (I'm taken care of as of now), but because I feel everyone deserves healthcare. I think it's a right and shouldn't be treated and business. Sorry, not trying to get political. Anyway, many people from the States presume to understand your opinions on your own healthcare system, but I'd like to hear what you guys think of them, and what the average citizen thinks of them as well!
 

Bananas

Endangered Species
#25
For those of you in the UK, France, Canada, etc...what do you think of universal health care? Personally, I'd love to see it in the U.S. Not just because of me (I'm taken care of as of now), but because I feel everyone deserves healthcare. I think it's a right and shouldn't be treated and business. Sorry, not trying to get political. Anyway, many people from the States presume to understand your opinions on your own healthcare system, but I'd like to hear what you guys think of them, and what the average citizen thinks of them as well!
I've already touched on my opinion and Ysabel very nicely summarised it.


Trying not to be political or nationalise(its hard not be);

It does not matter how advanced or how rich you are each and every citizen should be entitled to healthcare.

Those who are the most needy are those who are usually denied access to what they need most.

Insurance is a lottery!! (Ned Flanders I think!;)), when it comes to a persons health and well being this is a gamble not worth taking and that no person should be forced to make, and they definitely should not make this decision on a financial basis. Good health is priceless.

As for the national economy., yes it is a great drain on Government spending..... but I prefer to see taxes being returned to the citizens and IMO free health care is the biggest contribution any nation can give its subjects.(<<<along with education).


Now its time to nationalise, sorry
Did you know; In Europe we have a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) it is free and entitles you to free statutory health care in any (EEC) member state that you are visiting. It does not replace 'Travel Insurance' but does offer you the exact same right to healthcare as the visiting nations citizens.

To stretch this to its extremities; thanks to France(and its Organisation Francophone) this means as a British citizen I can travel to many of the Caribbean or Polynesian islands and I will still receive free health care...crazy huh!
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#26
I always answer "our health care system" when asked what I like most about my country. But our type of system can only be applied by countries who have the financial means (which is unfortunate for poor countries) and those who have had a paradigm shift regarding solidarity and health as a basic right (and that is why it's hard for other rich countries to apply it, if they generally reject such notions).

We have several political parties here representative of a big range of (if not entire) political ideas from the very extreme right (that makes your Republicans look like socialists, lol) to the extreme left (like the Communist Party). NONE of these groups ever proposed to abolish our UHC system. That's saying much about how we appreciate it.
 
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Unity

Let’s Go Bluesss
Staff member
#27
As for the national economy., yes it is a great drain on Government spending..... but I prefer to see taxes being returned to the citizens and IMO free health care is the biggest contribution any nation can give its subjects.(<<<along with education).

Did you know; In Europe we have a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) it is free and entitles you to free statutory health care in any (EEC) member state that you are visiting. It does not replace 'Travel Insurance' but does offer you the exact same right to healthcare as the visiting nations citizens.

To stretch this to its extremities; thanks to France(and its Organisation Francophone) this means as a British citizen I can travel to many of the Caribbean or Polynesian islands and I will still receive free health care...crazy huh!
That's awesome to hear. I agree; if I paid a buttload of taxes and knew it was taking care of people directly, I'd be fine with it.

That card sounds like a great idea!

I always answer "our health care system" when asked what I like most about my country. But our type of system can only be applied by countries who have the financial means (which is unfortunate for poor countries) and those who have had a paradigm shift regarding solidarity and health as a basic right (and that is why it's hard for other rich countries to apply it, if they generally reject such notions).

We have several political parties here representative of a big range of (if not entire) political ideas from the very extreme right (that makes your Republicans look like socialists, lol) to the extreme left (like the Communist Party). NONE of these groups ever proposed to abolish our UHC system. That's saying much about how we appreciate it.
Glad to hear that the nations who have it appreciate what they have. I hope the U.S. is saying the same thing in the future!
 

green8659

Registered Member
#28
I get my blood tested every year for signs of problems that you need to catch early like high cholesterol or Diabetes's . Other than that I only go to the doctor if I'm really really ill. Hasn't happened in years. I hate giving a doctor money just to tell me to get plenty of rest and keep hydrated. Tell me something that it takes 8 years of college to learn not something that I can use common sense to arrive at myself. :)
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#30
I didn't mean that in the literal sense. I meant it seems rare in the present times to meet anyone who hasn't met (or remembered meeting) a doctor in his entire life (not counting those who do avoid doctors for cultural/religious reasons). Because even children often visit the doctor for regular check ups or vaccination, or even dental check ups. You are either super fit and lucky or have a poor memory. :lol:
 
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