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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by HHH Is King
And what cop? I'm not a cop. Is jtma508 a cop?
Then spend 500 dollars on taxes
You would rather your entire family die because you spent 5,000 dollars on insurance that oops, because of clause A of section C under file 12W88H
You would rather spend thousands of dollars on a private insruance company so you can be denied and die.
Still doesn't explain why they'd rather spend 5,000 on a private insurance to watch their child die then 500 on taxes to watch them, be healed.
after spending 6 paychecks instead of watching their wife/husband be healed after spending half a paycheck.
he is shot on the job he dies because the company won't cover the expense to pull the bullet out.
All the Canuks I've talked to said America is horrible.
Mountain-bike enthusiast Suzanne Aucoin had to fight more than her Stage IV colon cancer. Her doctor suggested Erbitux—a proven cancer drug that targets cancer cells exclusively,
Yet another example of the callous hand of managed care, depriving someone of needed medical help, right? Guess again. Erbitux is standard treatment, covered by insurance companies—in the United States. Aucoin lives in Ontario, Canada.
1. it’s not only pregnant women, like the one who recently had to drive to Montana to have her baby, who cross into the U.S. on a daily basis seeking health care.
2. Why is the hip replacement center of Canada in Ohio–at the Cleveland Clinic, where 10% of its international patients are Canadians … Why is Brain and Spine Center in Buffalo serving about 10 border-crossing Canadians a week?
3. Number of Canadians on waiting lists for referrals to specialists or for medical services–875,000.
It would appear that Canadians with sufficient financial means are seeking medical treatment in a country where such waiting lists exist only in the the fond dreams of single-payer advocates.
And what about the Canadians who don’t have the money to come here for care? I guess they just pray that their illnesses don’t kill them before the vaunted Canadian system can fit them in.
4. The Jepps drove 325 miles to Great Falls for the births because hospitals in Calgary were at capacity.
controlled territory in the far Arctic North, revealed a rate of lung infections of infants of 484 per thousand-nearly 50 percent. Almost all of the children are Inuit. This set off enormous, renewed debate over the poverty and inadequate health care access of Canada's indigenous peoples.
In Canada, we have very few standards of clinical practice and no clinical constraints on physicians. Although physicians' fees are set, they can perform a procedure as many times as they wish, which can encourage them to overuse the system. The same is true with laboratory tests. This is a big problem, and since we don't measure health care as well as Americans do, we're in trouble in terms of efficiency.
h e re ’s no denying that Canada s u ffers from a lack of high-tech equip-
ment, not just compared to the United States but to all advanced countries.
In 1999, Canada, for example, had only 2.5 magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) units per million people. And that same year when my mother was
s u ffering from dizzy spells in Va n c o u v e r, she was told that because of her age she could never have an MRI and she wait-
ed six months for a CT scan. Mean-while in San Francisco, my cat got an
MRI on the very day she needed it.
Originally posted by ChrisF231
so tell me, where do we find all this money that will be necessary to fund healthcare for 300 million + people?
Originally posted by InSpiteOf...one reason so many Canadians are leaving this country to get care in the US is because of 1) underfunding due to budget cut backs...
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
And interestingly enough, it was the party of privatization...the Tories... that made the cut-backs.
I'm in cancer treatment right now. I'm getting first-class treatment and all it's costing me is parking....well, beyond the $500 or so the province charges me for OHIP, anyway.
Originally posted by apc
National Health Care is a form of welfare.