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Old 03-20-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I can see why you might be one of the "hard to employ". Your post is hardly readable..
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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I can see why you might be one of the "hard to employ". Your post is hardly readable..
I am retired and going quite well. Soory for the post typing tho.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I am retired and going quite well. Soory for the post typing tho.
I can see you post a lot and have many rep points. Have you thought of spell check ? Most programs have it built in. We would like to listen to your views and knowledge, but find it very hard to follow.If not spell check, maybe slow down a little. I know what its like have exciting thoughts and just want them to flow to all, quickly .I am a bad speller, without spell check, it would take a long time to deliver a detailed post.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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When I was in my mid 50's I took a test I found online to see if I might qualify for Canadian citizenship. In my favor was family living in Canada and a college education. Not in my favor was my age and health. I flunked the test.

It may still be online if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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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.
Go to Canada.
We pay a $5,000 a year deductable just to keep our very basic worthless Blue Cross policy. $1,500 a year is not bad. Sounds like you want cake and eat it too. So give up the eye and dental as part of the package and you may actually save a little. go to a very basic coverage for catastrophic events and pay for the check ups yourself. I agree our insurance industy sucketh but something is better than nothing. Canada does sound pretty good as long as you don't mind waiting years for surgery.
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I can see you post a lot and have many rep points. Have you thought of spell check ? Most programs have it built in. We would like to listen to your views and knowledge, but find it very hard to follow.If not spell check, maybe slow down a little. I know what its like have exciting thoughts and just want them to flow to all, quickly .I am a bad speller, without spell check, it would take a long time to deliver a detailed post.
Did you ever stop to consider that the poster may have disabilities or arthritis? Not everyone is a fast or accurate typist. I always try to stop and think a little before running down another posters grammer or typing.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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You pay for what you get in healthcare, You pay more money for US healthcare but you get the best healthcare and when ever you need it. in Canada you pay less for healthcare but you have shortages, long waits in line and doctors like my mom moved to the United States to make more money. To survive in Canada you better be healthy, cause for example if you need a knee replaced, i know someone that had to wait a year for the first knee and 2 more years for the 2nd and i also know someone who died from a brain tumor due to a long wait. in terms of quality care you pay more to get more.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Did you ever stop to consider that the poster may have disabilities or arthritis? Not everyone is a fast or accurate typist. I always try to stop and think a little before running down another posters grammer or typing.
Listen , I gave him several outs, we have heard nothing yet. Don't guess about something you know little of. We are all imperfect , I do not dispute, just making a statement....enough said unless we hear more.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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You pay for what you get in healthcare, You pay more money for US healthcare but you get the best healthcare and when ever you need it. in Canada you pay less for healthcare but you have shortages, long waits in line and doctors like my mom moved to the United States to make more money. To survive in Canada you better be healthy, cause for example if you need a knee replaced, i know someone that had to wait a year for the first knee and 2 more years for the 2nd and i also know someone who died from a brain tumor due to a long wait. in terms of quality care you pay more to get more.
Yes you pay more for health care in the US than in almost every other country in the first or second world. Next,mortality rate is 69, very low compared to other countries. We rank 30 in order of survival of new Birth. And yes, we pay the highest in the world with less than average care. Our system is broken, will not survive as it's going.
Canada is a big country, with few people, not a comparable , most other Countries like England, Switzerland , Taiwan, have better care and more often visits per year, like 16 US about twice. Preventive care costs less. five percent of our people use up 50 percent of healthcare costs. The other area we fall short is in record keeping, repeated exams and testing are real screwed up. I have been fighting a war on this right here in our healthcare system. I have been making a big deal about the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. Now when I go for any procedures , I demand the specialist share everything with my internist. The are starting to get the message. Hopefully things will change here in Marquette now that the Duke group has purchased the Hospital. They are goony to try and compete with Mayo , which has a very good system. Doctors at Mayo Clinic are paid a salary , not by the prosecute like other systems.. We will see, just sharing your medical records with all would be a great start in cleaning up the broken System.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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Along with others, I have begged texdav to post more coherently, because I know he has lots of interesting things to say. I figured, due to the name "texdav," perhaps he is texting, which is a clunky way to type, for sure.
Not everyone has a spellcheck function on posting. I know I don't.
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