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Old 05-21-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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I don't have a job and my 20 year-old is in college.
Can't college students get pretty affordable coverage for major medical?
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Now I'm starting to wonder if we shouldn't just buy a home in Canada and apply for health care there. Is that allowable, does anyone know? We'd expect to pay taxes of course and I'm sure they'll be high but it's better than having to beg for coverage. I never thought this would happen to us.
I would say definitely not allowable.

One reason Cananda can probably cover all their citizens is they don't just take in non-productive (not working) people and put them on their healthcare system. I don't think they have the MILLIONS of unemployed and poor people like our country that demand care.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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My retired spouse and I are fed up with the health care situation here. He is covered by Medicare with a supplemental policy since retiring a year ago. I am too young for this so we've been looking for coverage for me and our two daughters (aged 20 and 16) since our COBRA ran out. We are having a hard time being ACCEPTED by a company. We are hoping to pay under a thousand dollars a month for medical, dental and eye care.

If we are fortunate enough to be accepted into the club of the insured, we can expect to have a deductible of $1,500 per year.

Now I'm starting to wonder if we shouldn't just buy a home in Canada and apply for health care there. Is that allowable, does anyone know? We'd expect to pay taxes of course and I'm sure they'll be high but it's better than having to beg for coverage. I never thought this would happen to us.

Do you really need full medical, eye and dental for you and your 2 young daughter's? Sounds to me like you would be better off getting "disaster" only coverage and banking the $1k/mo. to use to pay for the small stuff as you go.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree. Just watch SICKO again to be reminded of that.
Sicko=disgusting lies!
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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Come on over - we actually have public transport, too! Just yesterday my son and I went to the Tate Modern gallery and strolled along the Thames - half an hour from home, journey by train cost 4.50 for me, free for him.

Can you get us in??? I'd go in a heartbeat. I love the United Kingdom & would love to live there.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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I would say definitely not allowable.

One reason Cananda can probably cover all their citizens is they don't just take in non-productive (not working) people and put them on their healthcare system. I don't think they have the MILLIONS of unemployed and poor people like our country that demand care.

I'd expect to pay taxes in exchange for health care services in Canada.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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Do you really need full medical, eye and dental for you and your 2 young daughter's? Sounds to me like you would be better off getting "disaster" only coverage and banking the $1k/mo. to use to pay for the small stuff as you go.
That's a good idea, one which my DH and I have discussed. Sounds like we'll have to discuss it some more. We ought to consider getting some kind of 'major medical' plan and put aside 12k a year for the incidentals. Unbelievable.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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Sicko=disgusting lies!
I don't know what planet your living on. Of course there are millions that have no health coverage, and many of them have full time jobs. So when you say disgusting you basically deny that people suffer as that movie shows.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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I'd expect to pay taxes in exchange for health care services in Canada.
You're husband is retired and you don't work, what would you be taxed on?

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Old 05-22-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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I don't know what planet your living on. Of course there are millions that have no health coverage, and many of them have full time jobs. So when you say disgusting you basically deny that people suffer as that movie shows.
Ultra liberal Hollywood propaganda.
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