Happy to have health care

For those of you that don’t know, I’m blessed to live in Canada. We have universal healthcare here. What that means is doctors, urgent care, hospital visits, blood work, diagnostic imaging and such is payed for through our taxes. We don’t have to have medical insurance, we don’t have co-pays or anything like that. Frequently we complain about wait times and some services that frustrate us. Today I’m reflecting on how blessed we really are. Having a chronic illness I spend lots of time in medical facilities. I’m so glad I don’t have to pay everytime I walk through the door. This week alone between myself and my daughter we have had two walk in visits, two x-rays, three ultrasounds, and blood work. By the end of the week we can add two more PCP (primary care physician) visits. I don’t even want to think of what it would cost us if we had to pay for all that. Frequently I hear friends and family talk about the cost of health care in the USA. I can’t even comprehend this. Last night I watched New Amsterdam and this was a major focus of the episode. A patient came in and when asked when he hadn’t been seen sooner, he replied that he couldn’t afford it. Medical care in my opinion is a basic necessity to life, its not something only the wealthy deserve. So today as I sit in a medical office writing this, I will be grateful for the health care I have. Even if you are one of my readers that doesn’t have medical care like I do, please find a point in it that you are grateful for, even if it’s that your co-pay is only $25 or that their is a public clinic you can be seen at. Most of all remember to live your best life.XoxoCharlotte


I'm a forty something wife, and mother of three. I'm an autoimmune disease and depression warrior. I love to live my life with positivity and believe in the law of attraction. My job is to make up stories to share with the world, so there's always something brewing.

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