and our hard working tax dollars pay for??
A very good medical system which, although far from perfect, is still miles ahead of what most of the world has to offer.
The doctors you are complaining about have certain legal medical responsibility and liability. As they have no training in CCSVI treatment and as they do not in fact know exactly what was done to you, are in no position to comment on the state of your veins relative to the procedure.
In other words, they might think that, 'Gee, is that funny looking area what happens when you balloon the IJV.' Then they tell you all is well. Two days later you bleed out because your IJV ruptures. Guess who gets the hell sued out of them.
I have no problem with people who decide to go elsewhere for treatment. That is your choice. But if you can't get aftercare and you want to know who to blame, look in the nearest mirror. That should have been just as much a part of your planning as your flight arrangements.
There was an interesting piece on the CBC's National the other night about the cost of medical tourism to the canadian health system. It had nothing to do with CCSVI treatment although they did mention it. The one hospital they featured figures its costs them (and the taxpayer) about $ 160,000.00 per year to do repairs to botched medical tourism procedures. And that is for procedures that can be done here.