Golden public health

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Having had public health care in Australia and private health care in America, the public health care system in Belgium outstrips them both. Of course visits to the doctor or hospital are covered, along with medication, but the health care system here goes out of its way to compassionately help people in need.

Among those "extra touches" covered or partially covered by public health care in Belgium:
- massages for pregnant women
- accommodation for relatives or friends that have to move to be near you while you are in hospital
- assistance around the home for those who require help due to a medical condition
- having someone join you and hold your hand if you have an abortion
- chiropractise and acupuncture
- home minders for sick children

Not bad, hey? I'm less impressed by their 50% coverage of homeopathy products, I hardly see why the government should support quacks selling expensive water, nor do I think the government should imply that homeopathy works by including it within the public health system.
lamadude says:
I didn't know the health care covered homeopathy products, that is totally outrageous!
Posted on: Mar 10, 2009
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