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Abby

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Unstable Molecule

Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 3,113
Subj: Re: Two Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Three dollars
Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 08:19:05 am EST (Viewed 1162 times)
Reply 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)



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      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.



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



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      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.



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    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 saw this woman testify before a committee (I don't remember exactly what kind but it looked humongous) telling her story of how she almost died. She told the committee paraphrasing obviously how UHC does not work, that by making sure everyone has health care, their just making sure that everyone has Less Health Care equally. I don't completely agree with that but yeah.


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    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.


All you people talking about how great the system is with your own personal experiences have probably never had any serious problems, ok one person on here did with his lung.

Look, even if UHC is PERFECT, I for one still wouldn't want it. I want to be in control of choosing which company has which policies that cover whatever. Granted I'm on medicaid (I know, hypocrite right? wrong), and cannot make those decisions but people should be able to. Tell me, can you choose your Doctor in Canada? Oh well, I guess I will never know since I'm not coming back.

I am not the sharpest guy on the planet and anyone who probably agrees with me that is lurking here reading this is probably shaking their head and thinks I'm MURDERING the arguments here and getting Owned by you guys. I am uncomfortable being the lone ranger here on this issue so maybe in another life, we will actually met.


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      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.



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    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?


Ok, that is true but only because we currently do not have a true free market system in the health care sector. Letting people by insurance from all 50 states would lower costs, but even if it doesn't more Big Brother is no thanks for me.


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