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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
...many Canadians come down into the states to seek treatment, partly because of the wait times for diagnostic procedures in Canada and partly because of more physicians in the US.
Now my 22 year old son can no longer be added to our insurance as he is not in college and is uninsured after all the taxes we pay, is that fair?
Those babies are going to need medical care no matter how much we debate here.
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
You guys are also victims of a massive propeganda campaign by those who want the HMOs to remain in control of their health care. Do the math...subtract what goes out in profit from the cost of your health care, and that's what the country should be paying.
People justify private health care by citing the inability of the government to do anything in a fiscally responsible manner. Isn't it wiser to demand properly administered, government Universal Health Care, than to p1ss away 30%-%50 of the health care costs on profits to people who work even harder at avoiding paying tax on those moneys?
You guys can carry on all you like, but you're not gonna convince me you've got it better. But hey...you read it in a magazine, right?
self edit by my wife who adds that we are middle class folk who pay premiums through our personal taxes, and our employers contribute the other portion. We're not talking hand-outs...but for our family, we pony up about a grand annually. It's geared to income, those who earn less, pay less. Nobody gets shuffled off to another hospital cuz they don't accept the card we carry.