Another epic failure for socialist health care. They won't pay for CCSVI and they won't even let you pay for it out-of-pocket with your own money.
A few weeks ago I needed to get an MRI of the cervical and thorasic spine. The Dr wrote the Rx on Monday. The following Monday I was in the machine getting the MRI. Try doing that in Canada. You could wait 6 months there. http://www.vhl.org/newsletter/vhl2001/01bjmric.php
My appointment was not scheduled on an emergency basis either. The Doc wrote the Rx and told me which facility to use. I called them and set up a mutually agreeable date. They could have done it sooner but I couldn't make it sooner.
Socialist programs typically work like this:
-The government enacts a program which provides free stuff paid for by taxpayers.
-The opportunity to get free stuff causes a surge in demand which drives up prices.
-Government may raise taxes to cover the increased costs, but when the taxpayers start screaming the government resorts to;
-wage and price controls
- That results in shortages as suppliers realize that the government mandated price does not cover their costs. So they stop providing the product.
-Then the government resorts to waiting lists,
-And then rationing which means you don't get your free stuff.
Old adage; free stuff is worth every penny.