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Old 08-02-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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And in Soviet Union people weared sacks, and prayed to not being arrested by KGB. When will you stop waging your stupid war against socialism?
Who said socialism? Not me. You want to throw that word down our throat to make it look like we said it? That's how liberal media works. I simply said, it is terrible there! You're not a bright guy, my friend.

I love our healthcare system as of now.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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I am not sure if this makes the Canadian system better, but they sure do benefit for the U.S. paying full price for prescription drugs.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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I was born in Canada and my immediate family moved to the USA when I was in 3rd grade. 95% of my extended family still live in Canada.

So when my Aunt desperately needed heart surgery, the Canadian system in Ontario told her it might be years and they'd try and treat the symptoms instead.

Eventually, my Aunt went to Buffalo, NY and got the surgery she needed or she'd be dead now. The doctors in Buffalo told her she wouldn't have made it "years".
And I bet three other people who needed heart surgery were left to die because they could not pay.

Not doubting the validity of your story, but I also have lots of family (step-family) that are from Canada. They wouldn't trade their healthcare system for ours under any circumstance.

Your aunt is fortunate that she could pay for the surgery over here in America. If she lived in America full time and didn't have money then she wouldn't have been able to even get the tests done to find out what was wrong with her.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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You need to find unbiased sources...Right wing conservative sources (Frazer Institute) and opinion pieces are not neutral...

Here are your myths refuted...All of them. Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Who said socialism?
Socialized healthcare it's called...

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I simply said, it is terrible there! You're not a bright guy, my friend.
Your second statement may be true but how do you judge Canadian & UK healthcare? The statement is very strong, so you must have some serious stats at your disposable.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Nobody goes to Canada to receive superior healthcare like they do US.

Canadian Premier comes to US for heart surgery
Really? Sarah Palin's family sought health care in Canada - Telegraph
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Your Candaian coverage won't have pay for any medical treatment should you get sick outside of Canada.
Travel health insurance is cheap, and (at least in Russia, that has a sh.tty healthcare system - but at least it's hybrid) you can choose a provider, offering the best service in a country you want to visit.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I was born in Canada and my immediate family moved to the USA when I was in 3rd grade. 95% of my extended family still live in Canada.

So when my Aunt desperately needed heart surgery, the Canadian system in Ontario told her it might be years and they'd try and treat the symptoms instead.

Eventually, my Aunt went to Buffalo, NY and got the surgery she needed or she'd be dead now. The doctors in Buffalo told her she wouldn't have made it "years".
You are lying aren't you? I had heart surgery less than three hours after a heart attack.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Does Obama want to have healthcare like Canada?

Canada and the United Kingdom's Healthcare are absolutely terrible!
Have you ever experienced either? I though not....Stop listening to right wing lies...
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Did you know that you have to buy a special policy if you plan to travel outside of Canada or even to another province? Your Candaian coverage won't have pay for any medical treatment should you get sick outside of Canada. If you have any medical issues it can be quite pricey or as in the case of my neighbor's Mom unavailable. She jokes that her Mom is a medical prisoner of the Canadian goverment.
You or your mom don't know what you are talking about....If you are eligible for coverage while temporarily absent from B.C. (see Temporary Absence from B.C.), MSP will help pay for unexpected medical services you receive anywhere in the world, provided the services are medically required, rendered by a licensed physician and normally insured by MSP. Reimbursement is made in Canadian funds and does not exceed the amount payable had the same services been performed in B.C. Any excess cost is the responsibility of the beneficiary. MSP - Leaving British Columbia
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