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If our health care is so bad, how do you explain this. Canadian comes to US to give birth due to bad healthcar


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Old 10-21-2008, 09:36 PM
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Default If our health care is so bad, how do you explain this. Canadian comes to US to give birth due to bad healthcar

It's not that the quality is bad. It's great- because it is so damn expensive. So the problem isn't quality, it's access. It's the fact that so many people get absolutely nothing because they have been priced out of the market and there are no affordable alternatives.

Ask the women giving birth in Canada who wouldnt be able to afford the bills in an American hospital what they think about this.

To the rest of the world, America's health care system is shocking. Very few people in countries with socialised health care would ever want to see it go. They complain about how it's run and administered sometimes, but that is not the same.

Canada doesn't allow private health care to run alongside their national health, but other countries do and it works perfectly- everyone has decent free health care (for far less in taxes than insurance costs in America, because there is no middle man) but you can pay a bit extra for private care if you'd like, which means you skip waiting lists and get to stay in fancy hospitals- and it's not very expensive because it's only for hospitalisation. Probably still less than Americans pay for insurance, for the same quality, and those who can not afford to pay the extra still get perfectly reasonable care.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:43 PM
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"bad healthcare," or the hospital was too full?

Try not to spin it as much. I've seen this article posted on here dozens of times already. I love how everyone keeps trying to say "SEE! SEE! CANADA'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS HORRIBLE! WE CAN'T DO THIS HERE IN THE US!"
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:51 PM
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Healthcare is a disaster.
It may be good healthcare, but the system sucks.
I am a nurse, who yearly makes less money though I gain more experience this is due to crappy payback so insurance can profit , and it is a train wreck.
Most intelligent people want it cleaned up and know that Medicare/Medicaid is a pitiful joke and private insurance is outrageous and unaffordable. We want a change, not socialized healthcare. More affordability and a system of checks and balances. No one should have to work two jobs as my husband does just so one of them can pay for health insurance, that is absurd. UnAmerican and lacks family values, dad should be spending some time with his kids!
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:59 PM
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Considering I've been without coverage for 3 years, Canada's health care system seems ok to me.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:07 PM
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Just because some Canadians aren't happy with their country's health care system doesn't mean ours is good. There are way too many people in this country who can't afford medical care and consequently, don't get it. They frequently wait until they need an ER and by then they're sicker.
Another country's shortcomings don't mean ours is perfect, that's for sure.
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