Average Canadian Family Paying More Than 12K Yearly to Fund Public Healthcare

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    So many people point to Canada as a role model for socialist healthcare. Some in Canada brag that it's "free" healthcare for all. Leftists love to throw the word "free" around, as if anything is actually free. No, it's expensive to fund healthcare. You don't get a bill when you go to the doctor but the average family pays over $12,000 a year. Each individual pays over $4,000, over $330 a month. That is not cheap. While it's free to some, most workers pay a hefty sum. Taxes in Canada are ridiculously high, with a high percent going just for their healthcare system. How long can they survive? As it is, my Canadian friends tell me that there are waiting lists for most healthcare tests and procedures. One woman I know was on a waiting list for an MRI and they told her the wait would be 12 - 15 months.

    Not much better in Britain, where ER are overcrowded and many patients are on cots in hallways. Some patients are even treated right in the ER waiting room with no privacy.

    Then you look at our VA, the shining example of government-run healthcare. It's a mess. People die waiting for care. Long waiting lists for appointments. And the left wants that for the entire country. Typical leftist thinking. They don't think it's fair that some don't have adequate care while most do. Instead of finding ways to improve things for some, they demand a system that brings down quality for everyone (but the politicians and their friends). They want equal outcomes for EVERYTHING, even if that means equal misery. Why does that make some feel better to think that they can drag others down and make them suffer?

    Millions of Americans loved their healthcare plans and their doctors. Obama promised to leave us alone. He lied his ass off, as did all the Dems. If they wanted to help those who couldn't or wouldn't help themselves, there was no need to hurt us all both financially and by forcing us to give up doctors and plans we were happy with.

    Costs skyrocketed after Obamacare passed. Can barely afford EpiPen now. That is always what happens when government promises to foot the bill. Of course, Big Pharma helped write Obamacare.


    Average Canadian family paying more than $12K to fund public health care: study
     
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    I pay more than 12K a year in health insurance for my family. And I am lucky enough to work for a company that has a health insurance program.

    And that doesn't cover all of my bills- I still have copays- and I still have to pay the percentages.

    I have friends who live in Canada- and I don't know a single Canadian who doesn't prefer their system to the American system.
     
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    They want to have free healthcare they just have to convince Americans to accept a 50% income tax. No sliding scale, just a straight 50% if you make $10.00 or ten million. Hard to do when a number of people are complaining they did not get enough of a tax cut. When you consider that some states and cities are suing because their constituents are not getting enough of a tax break so the state or city can increase taxes.

    Then you talk about that great Medicare for all plan. Medicare does not cover all medical expenses so you need supplemental insurance to cover what Medicare does not. So who covers the supplemental? As always liberals really do not think things out. They just know they want free.
     
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    The Ep Pen was done by a member of the House who is related to the CEO of the company who makes the pen.
     
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    But it's "free healthcare"
     
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    Then that should mean that they don't have to come over the border like they do for operations to save their lives.
     
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    No Canadian I know of has done that. I am sure that it can happen- of course Americans travel outside the United States to obtain medical treatments that they can afford also.
     
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    The figures you quote would be welcome by many Americans.
     
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    Yes. The "free" thing is just marketing. We'll still pay. It just a question of who's running the show. First, they convinced us that it had to be our employers, and now they're trying to convince us it must be the government.
     
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    You don't understand anything about it, do you?
     

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