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Old 03-25-2012, 04:56 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.
I remember asking him about it a year or two ago and he said he eats pretzels and chips and they have a habit of falling in the keyboard..
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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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.
How incredibly arrogant. There is no "we". If you don't care to make the effort to read his posts, don't.

You will note his reply to your obnoxious post was, as always, gentlemanly. Not so mine.

Get over yourself. He owes you nothing. You owe him an apology.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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How incredibly arrogant. There is no "we". If you don't care to make the effort to read his posts, don't.

You will note his reply to your obnoxious post was, as always, gentlemanly. Not so mine.

Get over yourself. He owes you nothing. You owe him an apology.
What is your agenda ? If you read any thing at all it was in a helpful manner You may be confusing me with someone else also ? Please tell us what many are wondering about these very bad and hard to understand posts ? Do you know the poster? If so fill us in, or just drop the subject altogether. This is the first time I have read any of his posts......now, as far as your obnoxious posts, whats the matter, can you not get along with anyone, how thick is your skin ?
I have been criticized many times for ms- spelling, and for using too many Quotes and comma's... I except the opinion's and have tried to improve, not fired back nasty remarks as you have. Cool down and listen before you speak.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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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.
I guess if you want to abandon your country and move to Canada for that free socialist nanny state health care start here =
Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada
You may qualify and it certainly wont be easy,However you havent really paid your dues to earn it.most Canadians have been paying very high taxes over the course of their lives for the privilege of a socialized medicare plan,you on the otherhand are now unwilling to abide by the consequences of your countries hapless medical coverage system and now want to avail yourselves of some one elses hard won success.
Good luck..
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:01 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I guess if you want to abandon your country and move to Canada for that free socialist nanny state health care start here =
Welcome to Citizenship and Immigration Canada
You may qualify and it certainly wont be easy,However you havent really paid your dues to earn it.most Canadians have been paying very high taxes over the course of their lives for the privilege of a socialized medicare plan,you on the otherhand are now unwilling to abide by the consequences of your countries hapless medical coverage system and now want to avail yourselves of some one elses hard won success.
Good luck..
The Medacare plan we have is a very good one, and, it too is socialized as are a lot of others, like social security , which does not pay nearly enough to live on, as it should.. During the last40 plus years I have been paint my share every year. I never took a dime from the system until I turned 65.
Canada is a very large country with a small population. Their system works very well, but they did not always have it mostly due to the small population. I think ther got theirs in 1960. I love Canada and it's people, they paid for the privilege as we did and continue to do. I don't know if I had the choice again long ago if I would make the same choice. We will never know. If I was younger, I think I would have moved there. I do still, like the people and their politics.in many yard it's a better place than the US. Most of the Canadians I have known wo live in the US have retained their Canadan citizenship , and for good reason.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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Both countries have their pro's and cons and one can live happily in either,but when it comes to health care if you are Canadian or a legal resident you have health care period, in the USA having health care becomes a lot more complex.Deductibles,co pays, pre existing conditions,caps etc. are all unheard of in Canada,also in Canada many people also have private insurance for the small stuff like glasses,dental, prescriptions, there is also private care if you want it, i recently had an operation that i could have got for free if i wanted to go on a several month waiting list as it was considered cosmetic,the doctor said we could do the procedure tomorrow in his clinic but it'll cost $500,very flexible that Canadian system and i can see why the op and many others want to avail themselves of the Canadian system after getting screwed by the American system..
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Both countries have their pro's and cons and one can live happily in either,but when it comes to health care if you are Canadian or a legal resident you have health care period, in the USA having health care becomes a lot more complex.Deductibles,co pays, pre existing conditions,caps etc. are all unheard of in Canada,also in Canada many people also have private insurance for the small stuff like glasses,dental, prescriptions, there is also private care if you want it, i recently had an operation that i could have got for free if i wanted to go on a several month waiting list as it was considered cosmetic,the doctor said we could do the procedure tomorrow in his clinic but it'll cost $500,very flexible that Canadian system and i can see why the op and many others want to avail themselves of the Canadian system after getting screwed by the American system..
Yes , its all about money. There is no doubt wealth can buy better health care, or at lest quicker anyway. I have had a run in with Canadian Immigration a few years ago, the whole issue was solved with money......they do take MasterCard,Visa, and American Express, the sign is on their door when you walk into their office, just so you know beforehand. We have the same here in the US, but its less direct, corrupt, and confusing along with somewhat less than stable, with 50 States running the show ,along with the Feds.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Yes , its all about money. There is no doubt wealth can buy better health care, or at lest quicker anyway. I have had a run in with Canadian Immigration a few years ago, the whole issue was solved with money......they do take MasterCard,Visa, and American Express, the sign is on their door when you walk into their office, just so you know beforehand. We have the same here in the US, but its less direct, corrupt, and confusing along with somewhat less than stable, with 50 States running the show ,along with the Feds.
Borders going each way make a lot of money from duty and taxes on purchases,as people dont carry that much cash these days it makes sense that provisions are in place to pay with plastic,most of which i feel is a total ripoff..
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Its doesnt matter where you go in the world. The governments have failed the people of earth period. I am a vet of Iraq, who is now homeless, have lost my wife and three kids. I cannot drive and live in rural VA where there is no access to anything. I suffer with severe depression and ptsd. I have wrote congressmen, senators, the VA and noone will help me. They tell me I have to get a ride. Well I have no family here and what few friends I have carry fulltime jobs during the day and are unable to help me get into two town. I feel there is only one way to save myself from the pain and agony and its with a 12gauge. No more med problems and watching the government give a **** about its people.....
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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This is an old thread now, so I thought I'd check in to see all responses.

First of all, fluicfke, I am sorry to hear of your troubles. Please don't solve these problems with a 12-guage. Reach out to every social services agency that is available to you. There are people who care. Good luck.

Second, medical care in the US has changed with the advent of the Affordable Care Act (aka 'Obamacare'). My 22-year old daughter and I have very decent coverage for $325 per month. No complaints.

It is true that Canadians pay for the privilege of their health care over a lifetime of working and paying into the system. I still believe it is a good system and all Americans should have a 'public-option', like Medicare. Hopefully someday that will happen.

As for 'abandoning my country', as per Jambo, how about if my country abandons me? I am lucky enough to live in the progressive state of Oregon. Oregon has participated in the government program for ACA. People in 'red' states who are without coverage due to their state governments' refusal to take part have only themselves to blame for not voting the GOP out.
The ACA sought to eliminate the so-called 'doughnut hole' for Medicare recipients. It was one of the concessions the Obama Administration had to make to keep the GOP happy (not that they are ever happy with anything Obama does that is good for the citizenry and not for wealthy donors). So my spouse's recent bout with two pulmonary embolisms left us paying hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket for medication. As it is, we cannot afford the final phase of this medication and are hoping he doesn't have a relapse. Doughnut hole my azz.

IF we moved to Canada two or three years ago, we would have been prepared to pay for the privilege of medical care in that country. There is something refreshing about a country which spends its money on their citizens' well-being as opposed to an oversized, overblown and over-the-top military-industrial complex.
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