Yeah! This is what I want...Canadian style health care!

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    Seems there were these two dudes canoeing from Alaska to Seattle on a two-month long trip. They got sick (acute stomach virus) in Canada, found a small town that had a doctor, only to find that it would cost them $700.00 each just to see the doctor. Then they'd still have to pay for the treatment. They suffered through it 'til they found a bigger town with an indigent care center.

    Yeah, that's what I want in America. :cuckoo:
     
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    I assume these guys were american? Do you expect Canada to pay for our underinsured masses? Where did you get this info?
    I had a friend that had to cut her trip to amsterdam short for a similar situation. It isn't just Canada. It's the rest of the western world being pissed at us for our governments multitudes of asinine, idiotic decisions.
     
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    Well, in America, we seem to treat a great deal of non-citizens for free.

    There is one aspect I'd like to note: the purposes of government and of the health care systems are not to completely DERISK our lives. It's ridiculous to expect either Canada or the USA to provide health care for free upon demand to everyone everywhere Health care is a finite service involving finite resources. The doctor in the small town set his price; the two men didn't like it and found services elsewhere. That really is how a market should work.
     
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    Huh.

    Then why does the US give Mexicans free health care?

    Is that an "asinine, idiotic" decision?
     
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    Ah, American health care. Where if any of the 57 million uninsured citizens merely chip a tooth or break a leg, they fall into an endless hole of debt due to the treatment being so unacceptably expensive. Hell, an ambulance ride to the emergency room is what? 500 dollars?

    Oh and let's not forget how the insurance companies, at their whim, will deny you coverage if you have pre-existing conditions.

    Health care here is top notch...


    ...you can afford it.
     
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    Only about 12 million Americans want to buy health insurance, but can't afford it.

    Everyone in America has health care.
     
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    When my son and wife were in Canada, my son became sick and my wife took him to a doctor. Total cost, $35.

    Had American friends who went up to Barrie Ontario. Son had to go to the ER. Total cost was less than the co-pay they'd have had to pay here.
     
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    Cost to whom? Because someone else paid for the difference.
     
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    Has happened a lot here with baby boys getting circumcissions.
    Cauterizing device gone wrong.
    Wasn't amputated but badly burned causes it to fall off within a week.
    We lead the world in doctor's negligence.
     

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