Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Oy, Canada (Part 3)

Say what you will about our imperfect health care system, here’s a glimpse of how our Neighbors to the North™ health care system deals with one problem:
On the bright side, “the number of times participants got in trouble with the law had fallen 51 percent from the three years before they joined the program.
Of course, the downside is a bit problematic:
Three of the 17 participants died during the program, succumbing to alcohol-related illnesses…
To be fair, they might have died from these illnesses anyway; but then again, we’ll never know.
The report did indicate that the participants’ experienced an improvement in their overall lifestyles, and their drinking subsided. All for the low, low bargain price of $8,000 a year.
That's a lot of Thunderbird.
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