Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model

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    But... but.... socialized health care is so much more affordable than that nasty private American system..

     
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    From a British member of another board:

     
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    Canada should come down here and see how we do it. Our plan is deficit neutral.
     
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    ""Why are we paying more or the same for cataract surgery when it costs substantially less today than it did 10 years ago? There's going to be a finer look at what we're paying for and, more importantly, what we're getting for it," he said.

    Other problems include trying to control independently set salaries for top hospital executives and doctors and rein in spiraling costs for new medical technologies and drugs." from op

    Controlling costs are always a problem. The same complaint can be made for all government programs, and the solution is to control costs and raise funds. The hard part is priorities, fair cost, and values, and the guts to do it. Do you suggest we stand still as a civilized nation?
     
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    Our plan is deficit neutral?

    Is that why our US unfunded mandates jumped to $109 Trillion after this passed even with the 4 years of taxes are imposed with no health benifits.
     
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    Hmmmmm. imagine that, but it comes as no suprise to the people that actually use common sense.
     
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    The British do NOT have 'free health care'.... it is free at the point of delivery. I can only assume that the person who thinks it is 'free' is either unemployed or stupid.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: You seriously believe that? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Doesn't matter how you fund it, the problem is that the price of HC is rising much much faster than the rate of inflation.

    It's been doing that now for over three decades so it should hardly surprise any of us that the system is breaking down both here in the States and in Canada, too.

    Demand continues to exceed supply, folks.
     
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    I figured you ( at least) would get a chuckle out of the naiveté of that remark!!
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