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View Poll Results: Which offers a better quality of life?
The US 102 45.74%
Canada 100 44.84%
It's a tie 21 9.42%
Voters: 223. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-20-2018, 11:28 PM
 
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...Because doctors don't get rich there. My understanding is it's more like public hospital salaries are in the US.

But the public wins in that equation. Everybody gets healthcare, and nobody goes poor.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Healthcare as dispensed in Canada arguably works better, for a greater share of the population, than what exists in the U.S.


Of course, there is a myriad of unique cases on either side of the border that you could use as comparisons, and that are exceptions to this.
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Old 11-21-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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...Because doctors don't get rich there. My understanding is it's more like public hospital salaries are in the US.

But the public wins in that equation. Everybody gets healthcare, and nobody goes poor.
"family doctors earned just over $271,000 on average in 2014-15."

"CIHI says the average pay for a surgical specialist in 2014-15 was $446,000. Among all medical specialists, ophthalmologists had the highest average clinical payment, at $669,000, and psychiatrists had the lowest, at $259,000."

https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ott...h-doctors-pay/
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:01 PM
 
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"family doctors earned just over $271,000 on average in 2014-15."

"CIHI says the average pay for a surgical specialist in 2014-15 was $446,000. Among all medical specialists, ophthalmologists had the highest average clinical payment, at $669,000, and psychiatrists had the lowest, at $259,000."

https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ott...h-doctors-pay/
It sounds like a lot, but not so much by comparison with US doctors. I have several doctors with salaries on public record and viewable on the Internet. My oncologist, for example, has a total salary + benefits of $939K, which is $1.24 million Canadian. And she is by no means atypical, rather middle of the pack.
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Old 11-21-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It sounds like a lot, but not so much by comparison with US doctors. I have several doctors with salaries on public record and viewable on the Internet. My oncologist, for example, has a total salary + benefits of $939K, which is $1.24 million Canadian. And she is by no means atypical, rather middle of the pack.
I wasn't posting thinking it was a lot, and it is just averages. The highest paid doctor in New Brunswick for example is a radiologist who makes 1.5 million per year, not sure for all of Canada.

I think the range in the US is bigger, but when Googling what a GP makes in the US compared to Canada, it's pretty close...however, I'm getting conflicting information.

It's probably safe to say that doctors overall make more in the US, especially specialists, but that also contributes to the high cost of healthcare.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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It's probably safe to say that doctors overall make more in the US, especially specialists, but that also contributes to the high cost of healthcare.
That's certainly the case.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Completely subjective..

I absolutely hate the cold so it's the US by a long shot.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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well bless my maple leaf, my mountie and my hockey stick, but:

how is this even a question?????????????????
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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OMG I just looked up the topic, hell didn't expect 21 pages of answers!
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Old 11-25-2018, 02:14 AM
 
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Yes, it's as if I panned Melbourne's quality of life due to limited access to French Canadian culture...
Why do that?French Canadians are not native born to Melbourne so why ignore the Aboriginals of Australia?
Hmm.Which makes my point even more relevant.
The first man to die in the American Revolution was Crispus Atucks.Black people have been integral in the growth of every aspect of the US.
Far beyond the first "black postman" getting his own stamp in Canada.
I know you all dont understand because that what liberals do.They are just as bad as Conservatives if not worse.They do things in theory but when it comes to action.they fall short.
Yall are delusional so go ahead live your dream life in Canada,Im staying out and even if I move I can promise you it wont be anywhere North.
Maybe Caribbean or South America but more than likely ill stay put
You and your fellow compatriots cant seem to understand . I have seen these delusions many times.
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