I got a flu shot, today.

November 28th, 2007

I stopped at a Walgreens over lunch without an appointment.

In less than 10 minutes, cialis canada unhealthy I was registered, no rx I had my shot, and my insurance had paid for it.

So, how many of you think it would be that easy to get a flu shot if we had socialized medicine?

(My guess? An appointment three months ahead of time, followed by a two-hour wait. Assuming, of course, that they weren’t rationing. I admit that’s just a guess. On the other hand, it’s based on every interaction I’ve ever had with a government.)

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aaron  |  November 28th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    But it would be free.

  • 2. John Foust  |  November 29th, 2007 at 11:10 am

    What’s the basis of your assumptions?

    County governments are well-known for giving away shots for common diseases. Around here, they show up at the county fair and home shows.

  • 3. Elliot  |  November 29th, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Hey John,

    Have you ever been to a DMV?

    Go to pay your taxes at a city hall?

    Tried to get financial aid at a public university?

    Apply for a marriage license?

    Inconvenience and jumping through hoops is what government is all about.

    It’s wonderful that the occasional shot administered by a county official at a county fair seems to go off without a hitch.

    I don’t want to see what happens when most of the people who need that shot didn’t already get it at their family doctor.

  • 4. Ed JR.  |  November 29th, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    If you want to see government run health care, walk through the waiting room on the first floor of Woods V.A. hospital.

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