healthcare USA vs Canada

Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by TheDW, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. TheDW

    TheDW New Member

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    please discuss...
     
  2. Mastershake

    Mastershake There once was a man-----

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    Canada health care rocks, its free. USA sucks it cost to much and doctors are greedy, end of discussion
     
  3. TheDW

    TheDW New Member

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    lol, I was hoping for something a little more in-depth but that is pretty much the meat and potatos of it mastershake :clap:
     
  4. Mastershake

    Mastershake There once was a man-----

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    Yea i am not to good at beating around the George Bush if you know what I mean
     
  5. TheDW

    TheDW New Member

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    I smell what your steppin in bro
     
  6. William Munny

    William Munny Well-Known Member

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    IMO that's not the end of the discussion. To leave out the insurance carriers is a mistake. I talk to my doctor about the business end of things with his practice; and the guidelines, etc. that the doctors have to meet to get paid by the carriers are ridiculous. I.E.: If they don't see enough patients a week they will not pay them (this is why doctors rush your visit, not b/c they don't like you; if they don't see X patients a week, the carriers will kick the doctor out of their coverage).

    That being said, I don't live in Canada; I visit it very infrequently; I have no first hand knowledge about their healthcare; so it is hard for me to state that it is better than ours; but I have to say that I can't imagine that its worse.
     
  7. TheDW

    TheDW New Member

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    anyone seen "sicko" by Michael Moore ??
     
  8. Poindexter

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  9. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    How is health care free? Someone has to pay for it. Nothing is ever free.
     
  10. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member

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    Doesn’t America pay the most to pharmaceutical companies for drugs than any other modern country?
     
  11. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    I believe so.
     
  12. chrisc

    chrisc Ninja

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    I see what you’re saying, but to be fair Bernie is the only who does actually provide plans for how to pay for his stuff
     
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  13. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    I fully believe the money is there to do it without having to raise taxes. The taxes they take now just needs to be allocated better.
     
  14. chrisc

    chrisc Ninja

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    If the government runs it though, it’s gonna be 3x as expensive as it should be
     
  15. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    Of course. But that doesn't mean the government can't afford. They could do it if they wanted.

    At the very least everybody under the age of 18 should be covered, period. Families going bankrupt and having to do kick starters to pay for a 6 year olds cancer treatment is disgusting.
     
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  16. Anchorpunch

    Anchorpunch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    The claim is that we, effectively, subsidize the world by respecting certain patents and discriminatory pricing which then goes into R&D for the next round of drugs. I don't agree, given how high profits are, but that's the other side of the claim.
     
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  17. Ct_L33T

    Ct_L33T Well-Known Member

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    Who has claimed that?
     
  18. Anchorpunch

    Anchorpunch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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