Sunday, April 4, 2010

more public health care...

Lonnie was sick this week. He had a rotating high fever followed by cold sweats for several days. He finally decided to go see a doctor, giving us another experience with public health care. Visits for adults are more costly than for children because coverage under the public system varies according to age, but the cost was still quite reasonable. Lonnie was able to get into see the doctor within an hour of when he called to schedule an appointment. The doctor thought it would be a good idea for Lonnie to get a blood test and then he personally called later that evening to let Lonnie know the results. Given that the illness was a virus there wasn't much that the doctor could give Lonnie. He just told him to rest and try to avoid contact with others. Thankfully Lonnie is feeling much better after several days of working from home. The kids and I have managed to only feel slightly ill and we are all on the mend.

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