Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Same Day Emergency Eye Surgery in France: $172

John Aravosis tells the story of what he went through in Paris this afternoon:

This afternoon I went to the emergency room of the Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts in Paris, France. It's a hospital that specializes in eye problems. I had to have emergency eye surgery on the spot. With the national debate on health care raging in Washington, it seemed timely to share my story.

It's a great read. And say this to yourself several times: Emergency eye surgery - no wait, no "rationing" - for a total cost of $172. That's in a country that has terribly scary, universal, primarily government-funded health care. Just guess at what a similar thing would cost here - even if you had insurance, in many cases. The emergency room visit alone would likely be twice as much. The surgery? Maybe ten times as much?

Insurance companies and their stooges in Congress - and on the radio and Fox news - are trying to trick you out of something that could profoundly change the life of you and everyone around you for the better. Don't let them.



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nice blog and the content of the blog is really informative. any way we guys know that eye surgery is not a child play. so we must be more conscious about the eye surgery. there is a site that discuss the eye surgery in detail. in that video a women explain their views about the eye surgery.
she explain her personal experience so it will help out the guys who have some afraid.

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