Lately there have been numerous articles dedicated to how Obamacare is going to be received by businesses throughout the country. However, little attention has been given to how people will be affected by this small step towards socialized medicine. While eating dinner at a local grilled chicken restaurant in Adana, Turkey this week I struck up a conversation with the owner’s son; a married man in his 30s who had recently moved back from Vancouver, Canada.
The secondary reason he moved back, the first being to help his father run their three restaurants, was due to the freedom of choice in healthcare Turkey offered. Over the course of dinner he proceeded to tell me his story about opening and running a highly successful carpentry business in Vancouver. During this time he obtained dual citizenship, allowing him and his wife to finally start their family with a peace of mind. However, Mother Nature did not oblige as his wife had two miscarriages.