Friday, April 24, 2009

Swimming a Few Laps Around Barbados: Spending Life Living

Interesting excerpt, given the way that local residents cry down the local health services. Trinidad and Tobago has some excellent health-care initiatives, including all free medical services at public hospitals and clinics, as well as at private facilities when necessary. Medications for chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol are also free. Compared to US healthcare, it is highly unlikely that medical bills would bankrupt people or reduce them to homeless status.

Swimming a Few Laps Around Barbados: Spending Life Living:

"If her heart attack had occurred in Barbados and she wound up in a Barbados hospital with local docs unable to understand what happened to her, I likely would have criticized our local doctors for lack of training. But she’s in a prestigious U.S. hospital; her doctors there are puzzled.

In fact, earlier today I saw a Barbados physician for a chronic ailment that was misdiagnosed and mistreated by a U.S. doctor last week. Even without fancy tests, my local doc saw immediately what my problem was and prescribed medicine that began working immediately."

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