> two fingers on the appropriate pressure point would have stopped the blood
True, very true. A tourniquet with my handkerchief on my upper arm was dead easy though, and a lot safer ...
> also- the intern should have at least known that.
TRUE - but she didn't.
> not free in the truest sense- but available to everyone at a fair price
> (no more have and have not's), fair and equitable for all.
YES! And the cost is not as great as the Republicans would have you believe.
Yes, it comes out of our taxes. Frankly, I think spending my taxes on health care is better than subsidising the oil companies and spending giga-dollars on overseas wars.
When it is 'free' like this, the medical staff in the hospitals focus on looking after me rather than wondering what they can charge me for.