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Old 05-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Status: "Let's Go Brandon" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Austin
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In 1997, Jacques Chaouilli, MD, a family physician in Montreal, Quebec, decided he could no longer tolerate seeing his patients suffer—sometimes die—lingering on waiting lists for treatment and/or specialty care. He started a private emergency housecall service that got shut down by the government because of its prohibition of private health care. He then decided to challenge Canada’s law prohibiting patients from seeking—and doctors from providing—private health care outside of the government run single-payer monopoly health care system.
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In an interview in 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Day said, in justifying the proliferation of private clinics, "What we have in Canada is access to a government, state-mandated wait list… You cannot force a citizen in a free and democratic society to simply wait for healthcare, and outlaw their ability to extricate themselves from a wait list."

The Canadian experience provides an opportunity to anticipate the future of health care delivery in the United States.

Read the entire article here;

The Depressing Future of American Health Care - Reason.com
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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In 1997, Jacques Chaouilli, MD, a family physician in Montreal, Quebec, decided he could no longer tolerate seeing his patients suffer—sometimes die—lingering on waiting lists for treatment and/or specialty care. He started a private emergency housecall service that got shut down by the government because of its prohibition of private health care. He then decided to challenge Canada’s law prohibiting patients from seeking—and doctors from providing—private health care outside of the government run single-payer monopoly health care system.
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In an interview in 2009 by the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Day said, in justifying the proliferation of private clinics, "What we have in Canada is access to a government, state-mandated wait list… You cannot force a citizen in a free and democratic society to simply wait for healthcare, and outlaw their ability to extricate themselves from a wait list."

The Canadian experience provides an opportunity to anticipate the future of health care delivery in the United States.

Read the entire article here;

The Depressing Future of American Health Care - Reason.com
Aaah crap Roadking; as if we haven't had enough of these stupid threads with every one of them merely ending up with your own folks down there coming on and blowing these stupid notions of surperiority in your present system right out of the water.

What the hell is with this unhealthy (pun intended) obsession you have for all things Canadian?

Enough already.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I heard that back in 1997 beavers were still plentiful in Montreal. Especially the big hairy beavers. As an expert on Canada, can you comment on the subject?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:14 AM
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Location: Austin
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Aaah crap Roadking; as if we haven't had enough of these stupid threads with every one of them merely ending up with your own folks down there coming on and blowing these stupid notions of surperiority in your present system right out of the water.

What the hell is with this unhealthy (pun intended) obsession you have for all things Canadian?

Enough already.
I have no obsession with anything Canadian. I like Canada (in the Summer) and think Canada should become our 51st state.

On the other hand, I do recognize government failure and can see where Obamacare is taking us.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:15 AM
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I heard that back in 1997 beavers were still plentiful in Montreal. Especially the big hairy beavers. As an expert on Canada, can you comment on the subject?
You need to get out more often. These days, most beavers are shaved. Even in Canada.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:16 AM
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Aaah crap Roadking; as if we haven't had enough of these stupid threads.
Is it a stupid thread because it does not agree with your political stance? Is the doctor in the link lying?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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I heard that back in 1997 beavers were still plentiful in Montreal. Especially the big hairy beavers. As an expert on Canada, can you comment on the subject?
You it's has become vogue to shave the beaver these days!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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it will become a nightmare. a waste of money. all these things the presidents strive for. first it was bush with the TSA. what a waste. i have 15 guys/gals checking my baggage at the airport. The next waste is this obamacare thing. it will prove to be just more government control. and we will realize that the free stuff is usually the most expensive.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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Yeah, things are sure tough in the old U S of A.

You should all move to Syria, where it's heaven on earth.

...oh wait...
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:41 AM
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Yeah, things are sure tough in the old U S of A.

You should all move to Syria, where it's heaven on earth.

...oh wait...
Or just get the old USA back on track and off the Nanny State road to destruction.
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