Canadian Minister Heading South For Surgery

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    Needs 'non-routine surgery', so where does he go? US.

    http://www.cbc.c/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/01/nl-williams-heart-201.html

     
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    Clearly this is reason not to reform healthcare.
     
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    He maybe having surgery in the US, but the Canadian gov't is paying for it.
    Tell me a country that isn't a third world country that doesn't have a form public funded health insurance.
     
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    If Canadian Health Care is so GREAT why is he in the US? Don't you people keep telling us Canada is better then the US health Care wise? After all aren't we way down at 39 on the list?

    We have public health care it is called medicare and it is going broke. They keep cutting back on what is covered.
     
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    Bottom line, the indigent in US do have access to health care and we all have access to the care the Canadian minister is coming south for. The Obama care plan is an attempt to allow 90% of us to have less health care, so the 10% are 'equal'. To think that's not socialism is just delusional.
     
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    In reality it depends on whether you really mean reform or redistribution of income.
     
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    If US is so great, why are US citizens going to Canada to get eye surgery or other surgeries. Why do US citizens go to Canada to get prescription drugs.
    And why do every person I ask in my job( where I have many canadian customers) that are Candadian citizens never have anything bad to say about their health system.

    So you realize even in our medicaid system that if you have a child you have to go back to work after six weeks even if you have had a c section. When they have proven that you should not go back to work at the earliest two months after two months.
    Why is it that France that is suppose to be a socialized country but they tax their corporations less than we do, but make them provide medical care for their employees.
    Also why is it that ever study shows that you are more productive if you work an average of 40 hrs a week with at least 5 week of vacation time. When the average blue collar worker works 60+hrs a week, with only 8 days of vacation time.
     
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    You are an idiot. Go ahead compare us to France. It is a failing comparison. Can't answer my question? I figured as much.
     
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    I answered your question. Canada might have people who come here for medical care, but we also have US citizens who got Canada for medical services.
    How about the fact that we have 9/11 firefighters and reliefs workers going to Cuba for medical care, because the US did not provide them the medical care they need????????????
     
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    What's wrong with your healthcare? If the US implemented tort reform, mandated portability, addressed the issue of making insurance competitive across state lines, how much would that reduce costs without damaging care to the people?

    For those that are paying their insurance or have employers that do, why not change the insurance to 'non-routine' or 'extraordinary expensive procedures?' Both the CBO and numerous studies have shown that when the payer is more financially responsible for their care, they are less likely to seek unnecessary treatments and medications. Insurance indeed is one of the causes, if not the main cause of people seeking unneeded antibiotics and similar treatments that have led to problems in the general population and much more expensive care for the individual in future care.

    It's time for less 'good intentions' and more commonsense to be applied to this complex issue that is 1/6 of our economy.
     

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