Canadian Medical System

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    Wonder if any of the Canadians would discuss the merits or lack thereof of this article: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/walterwilliams/ww20040721.shtml

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    and this:

     
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    Sounds about right.
     
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    That's depressing. Perhaps Mr. Marbles will have a more positive spin on it? ;)
     
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    I will, socialized medicine is something I believe greatly in. I will post later. I'm racing today.
     
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    Ok good luck at the races! Is it rowing?
     
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    Hhmmm spin, lets see....

    CANADA RULES!!!!

    Canadian health care has it's problems. It is not as nearly as effeicent as it should/could be. But at the end of the day, everyone gets quality fair, equal treatment, and quality care.
     
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    LOL That was NOT my best diplomatic effort. If the article is true though, fair is everyone gets lousy? Why do I think we might see different socioeconomic classes getting different levels of care. Now I may be projecting our school system problems...
     
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    Canada's Healthcare system and our Education system reflect each other in alot of ways. Everyone gets substandard care even though money is being poured into both. Those with money pay to have they're kids in better schools or pay to have better health care. Yet those people still have to pay double for everyone elses healthcare/education.

    You think it works now Marbles. Tell me how good it is when you need surgery or if you need to get a simple prescription for poison ivy or a rash. You'll be waiting an average of 17.7 weeks for it to come. I dunno about you but 4 months to get a prescription for a rash would suck ass.
     
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    Chances are, it is the rural areas of Canada that bring up the average waiting times. Obviously someone in Nunavut will not the sare as a Torontonian. Just for the fact of where docs live, the same in the states. I've never waited, prescription, or analysis. I've never been to surgery, but still. How do the average joe pay for care in the states?
     
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    Most average joes can afford even basic healthcare through their work or on their own. Unfortunately prices keep going up due to trial lawyers and their frivelous law suits. Even those without healthcare though can goto the ER. You get something similar to the healthcare from canada in the ER. Not as good as pay doctors but you get treated. They bill you later. You can work out installments or pay out right.
     

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