Reducing Paperwork

Republicans claim that if the government has anything to do with health care, it necessarily means overwhelming paperwork. That is simply not so. I had a CAT (Computerised Axial Tomography) scan yesterday here in Canada. I swiped my socialised medicine card through a reader on the reception desk. That was it. No questions. No forms. No charge. When an American friend of mine got a large shard of glass stuck in her eye in Portland, even though she had fully paid up insurance, it took an hour’s worth of paperwork (triplicate paper forms) before they would even look at her eye.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)