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Old 10-29-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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haaaaaaa......wait till healthcare is free. it will be a 2 year waiting list for an MRI. duke will become the clinic.
I know what you mean, but for the 60% of us that do pay taxes it sure won't be free. I expect half the service at twice the cost.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:28 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think the Triangle has some of the best healthcare in the country, if not the world. You have two top research universities in Duke and UNC, and many other excellent hospitals. Duke and UNC turn out excellent doctors, many who choose to practice in the Triangle.

If you feel you are getting inadequate treatment, then please look elsewhere. There are some excellent options available in the area and no one should accept sub-standard treatment.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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Sadly, I don't think it IS just me.

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Is it just me or is the healthcare lousy around here?


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Yes, it is just you. The health care here is top notch and world renowned. The health care is good, the weather is good, the economic situation is good, housing is good. It's all pretty darn good here. I suggest that if people find so many things wrong with this area, they should find an area that is a better fit for them. I could never imagine living somewhere that I thought was awful. That's why I left MA. Rather than complain about it, I moved somewhere that I felt was great.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Coming from MA I am very happy w/ my healthcare options in the Triangle. Excellent resources were something I took for granted in MA. I feel fortunate to have so many resources here. Both my husband and I are happy with our primary doctors, our dentist, our children's pediatric dentist, thrilled with our children's pediatrician that practices evidence based medicine. And I am getting excellent prenatal care with the UNC Family Practice midwife. Actually, I couldn't be happier with our healthcare providers!
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Efland
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Yeah I agree, I also think it is just you. I remember when I lived in Wilmington for a year I heard about the hospitals and treatment in the area . I found out a lot of people commute to Duke/UNC for their treatment. I realized how good we had it here. Our hospitals are world renowned and I will never take that for granted!
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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It's really hard to respond to such a blanket statement. Is there something in particular about health care that you've received that you've found troublesome?
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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The health CARE around here is top of the line the health COVERAGE stinks. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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The health CARE around here is top of the line the health COVERAGE stinks. Just my 2 cents.
Wouldn't the health coverage depend on the plan you choose? My plan is great.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Wouldn't the health coverage depend on the plan you choose? My plan is great.
Usually it's dependent upon the plan you can afford, which isn't always the one you would choose. There is less health insurance competition in NC than the state I moved from, thus I pay more for health insurance get less. (This has nothing to do with the quality of care.... which I think is great.) But I really think this area could use a HMO... a real one... like Kaiser.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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Usually it's dependent upon the plan you can afford, which isn't always the one you would choose. There is less health insurance competition in NC than the state I moved from, thus I pay more for health insurance get less. (This has nothing to do with the quality of care.... which I think is great.) But I really think this area could use a HMO... a real one... like Kaiser.
Hmmm. Maybe things just cost more in MA. When we came down and looked at out of pocket insurance through BCBSNC, I was shocked at how cheap it was. Cheap even paying for it 100% on my own....and I am not a 20 or 30 something either.
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