In Canada, I pay medical premium for a minimal cost. The amount of taxes that is taken out of my income is about 30%. That’s a lot of money considering my income is so little. I assume the tax is used in part for the medical system. Sometime in the 90’s, I was hospitalized for 4 months. Should I have paid the cost of hospitalization, I would become “mental” thinking how I am going to pay the bill. I am grateful that it was fully paid by the government. My knowledge in medical system is next to nothing; therefore, there is nothing intelligent I can contribute to this post except for insane Medical Humour. The Evolution of Medicine I have an earache … 2000 BC – Here, eat this root. 1000 AD – That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer. 1850 AD – That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion. 1940 AD – That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill. 1985 AD – That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic. 2000 AD – That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root. Suggestion for the Automated Switchboard of a Psychiatric Hospital. Thank you for calling. If you are obsessive-compulsive, press ‘1’ repeatedly. If you are co-dependent, ask someone else to press ‘2’. If you have multiple personalities, press ‘3’, ‘4’, ‘5’ and ‘6’. If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want; just stay on the line and we will trace the call. If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a voice will tell you which number to press. If you are depressed, it doesn’t matter which number you press, we won’t answer your call anyway. If you are a GP, forget about referring a patient because there aren’t any beds. Source: Humour MedJokes This is in response to Daily Prompt: Healthcare. Come and join us, it will expand your mind.