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Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by pheos
What part of the Federal government destroys everything it touches did you not understand????
Much of the debate is purely political. If a Republican were in the White House, many of the same people who are saying it's a horrible idea would be singing its praises and many who support it now would be finding fault.
Originally posted by WTFover
First, let me say that I know that our (U.S.) health care and health insurance industries are in dire need of repair. Repair meaning to fix what we have and not to replace.
The part that confuses me is how so many can be duped into believing they are or will be getting health care free. The OP stated Canadian health care is "free". Just because you do not have to pay a monthly insurance premium or a doctor/hospital bill, does not mean it is free. Does your doctor not receive monetary compensation for his services? If the hospital is not receiving money from someone, how is the electric bill paid?
I did a few quick comparisons, just to use as examples to prove my point. Canadians pay, roughly, $1.00 (U.S.) more for a gallon of unleaded gasoline than we do, about $4.00 more for a gallon of milk and about twice as much for a 10 lb. bag of potatoes. Why do you think that is?
Free? Nothing is ever free.
The OP stated Canadian health care is "free"
Originally posted by stereovoyaged
I still can't grasp how someone can justify spending all that money for doctors visits, I think it makes for crooked doctors to boot
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by WTFover
If people don't change their habits, healthcare will continue to be a problem.