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Originally posted by Paul47
Our system is not free like some people think, we pay every month but in the long run it’s pretty dam good, so sometimes and only sometimes you have to weight in the emergency room (3 hours was my max for stitches) it’s worth it when it saves me from owing thousands.
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
I just read a post from someone making that same tired claim about how dysfunctional the Canadian Health Care system is, how everyone is rationed care, and how you ALL have to fly down to the states to receive quality care. While this claim isnt as common today as it was a year ago during the heath care debates in the US, it is still a meme oft-perpetuated by the Right, often with 'studies' presented by think tanks like 'the Fraser Institute'.
So, I' like some Canadians opinions on this. Tell us about your experiences with Health Care in Canada, and how much legitimacy you think these claims hold.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
The longest wait in BC in the emergency was a couple hours and that was only because it was a busy night and some of the more urgent cases go ahead of the ones that are deemed less urgent. That was the longest wait on average, its been under an hour.
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
Australia has one of the most efficient Public Health Care systems in the entire world. Most in Australia/Many in Australia use a combination of private and public health care/health insurance. If anyone wants to tell me how terrible public healthcare is I shall simply point them to my health and the money I have spent on health. I gaurantee in almost all cases I will be healthier and would have spent less then most.