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Unstable Molecule

Location: Calgary, AB Canada
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Subj: Re: Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Three dollars
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 12:09:09 pm EST (Viewed 1200 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Three dollars
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 04:20:24 am EST (Viewed 1203 times)

    Yeah, I'm sure the Health Care system in Canada is just Perfect, that everyone who needs an operation gets one, everyone that needs drugs for this or that gets it. While your story is a good one, I'm sure there are bad stories to.

The worst thing I can say about Canadian health care is I sometimes have to wait over an hour to see a doctor.

    I saw a story on the local news about a woman with some kind of cancer, I think it was breast cancer in Britain or was it Canada \(\?\) and she said she was on a waiting list that was just to long, and by the time they would have got to her, it would be to late. She managed to get to the USA where some evil private insurance company helped her out for free so I'm glad things turned out well for her.

Canadians love to pick apart and examine our systems and policies. If that was a true story that happened in Canada, it would have been national news. A parliamentary sub-committee would have been formed to analyze what's wrong with health care, and the news and debates would have gone on and on and on.

I'm often amazed how often Canada is brought into anti-universal health care propoganda as an example of how scary "socialized medicine" is. I literally don't know anyone up here who has anything bad to say about health care, and I live in Calgary (the most conservative city in all of Canada). In fact, in a recent contest to name the greatest Canadian of all time, the honor went to Tommy Douglas, the politician who brought in Universal Health Care in Canada. That's how proud we are of our system up here.

    Would government run health care really make the middle class more wealthy? There is no such thing as a free lunch. Uncle Sam will have to charge high health premiums to pay for this universal health care and sure to an extent he can do that to the evil rich CEO's in America. It's just to bad those big evil rich companies than wont be able to hire as many middle class working people, and that the companies will have to raise the prices on their products.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, that's true. The money comes from higher federal taxes than you folks have. Spread over the population, we're probably paying a few extra hundred per year per taxpayer to support the system. How much do you pay per month for health care insurance?

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