Why Canadians love their healthcare system

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  1. Chris
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    I'm both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, I'm in a unique position to address the pros and cons of both systems first-hand. If we're going to have this conversation, it would be great if we could start out (for once) with actual facts, instead of ideological posturing, wishful thinking, hearsay, and random guessing about how things get done up here.

    To that end, here's the first of a two-part series aimed at busting the common myths Americans routinely tell each other about Canadian health care. When the right-wing hysterics drag out these hoary old bogeymen, this time, we need to be armed and ready to blast them into straw. Because, mostly, straw is all they're made of.

    1. Canada's health care system is "socialized medicine."
    False.

    Mythbusting Canadian Health Care -- Part I | OurFuture.org
     
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    Move to Canada...Problem solved.
     
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    We thought about it, but it's too cold.
     
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    Tough shit for you.

    I live in the UK. I pay towards their NHS and am entitled to use it. I don't. I have private health insurance cuz their system is shit.
     
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    Waaawaaawaaa.....Doesn't your life just suck?
     
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    Sounds like you have the best of both worlds.
    After watching all those healthy, happy Canadian athletes all week, one is hard pressed to say they are deprived in any way.
     
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    Because when they get sick, they die.
    They don't have to live to ripe old ages suffering in the indignity of wondering if they can make it to the toilet in time before soiling themselves.
    Just sayin'.....
     
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    You can't really be that stupid, right?
     
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    Canadians have much better health care than we do at 1/2 the cost.
    Of course they come over the border FOR DISEASE CARE.
    We are good at that. Most doctors are specialists.
    We are some of the unhealthiest people on earth.
    Blank check health care American style is a joke.
     
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