I just started watching his Documentary on the U.S. Health system. I'm glad I'm Australian. There's a lot of bias in any Doco, but I think that a health system that only covers the insured is flawed.
I'm fairly Left wing in my views on society. I think the mark of a Nation is how it treats those of its citizens who can't get to a good standard by their own means - disabled, children, unemployed etc etc. I'm glad that in Australia, we have Medicare - Federally funded Health Care. Sure, it's not entirely awesome and overfunded - The surgeon is usually the Apprentice and you've probably had to wait for it longer than you wanted, but if you want the top Doctor and the surgery done _yesterday_ there's a privately run system, which you can pay for in cash or have insurance.
I've got some pre-existing conditions, but I've still got insurance. I can insure my wife and children, too (actually, it's insure the wife and the kids are insured free) and that covers glasses, teeth, physiotherapy, chiropractice (is that the right word?)
Anyway. Australia, Australia we love you, AMEN!
I think i'll watch the rest of the Doco tomorrow. Please excuse the rant, I'm tired. I've got a fair bit of housesitting to do, too. A mate of Dad's is going to America for 5 weeks, so I'm his business' Tech guru and man about town. Also, Don, Pat and Deb are going to Egypt - I'll stay with Andrew and we'll hang out and I won't have to drive 12 miles into work every morning.