Aug 18, 2019
Chris and Jonathan discuss “the” healthcare system and how medicine is being practiced, with all its flaws and needs for improvement. Chris quickly starts going into too many details, but fear not: Jonathan pulls him back. This conversation will be of particular interest to Canadians, but we welcome anyone with open hearts (especially if you bring food).
01:29 There is no Canadian healthcare system
04:24 How do doctors get paid
08:16 Who decides how many patients a doctor sees in a day
12:54 Wait times and the US healthcare system
20:24 Our partially centralized medical record system
22:35 The quest to find a family doctor
27:43 US vs. Canada: FIGHT!
34:48 Does the US have more cutting-edge medical treatments
39:19 “You’ve NEVER SEEN SPARTACUS?!”
41:30 Malpractice lawsuits
44:28 Access to healthcare
47:34 Publicly-funded, privately-delivered solutions
51:58 Chris’ #1 frustration
Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.
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