Changes In Health Care?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Annie, Jun 10, 2005.

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    I don't know what impact this would have on our Canadian friends, but the NYT thought enough to put it in 'World Headlines':

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/10/international/americas/10canada.html?th&emc=th

     
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    I heard this this morning, and I think they were attempting to ban private insurance for items covered by the provincial plan - not 100% on that though. As far as Ontario goes, I've had private insurance in the past that did not cover items on the provincial plan. There are other exceptions to the rule, which I think I've mentioned before (re: my daughters ears). If you can get a referal from a gp to leave the province for specialized services that can be done with private insurance also. I can't speak for everyone, or every policy, just my experience with my insurance policy.
     
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    I say its about time Canadians pulled our collective heads from the sand and bring much needed change to the health system.
     
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    That will take awhile. All the left-wing politicans are saying that medicare "can be saved". But it's obvious that Canada needs a mixed system, like Europe.
     
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    How is it so obvious?
     
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    Just listen to the rhetoric of the politicans. Read the Romanow Health Care Report of 2001. They think medicare is still working, but it's hurting people more than its helping.
     

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