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While I don't know your friends, it's god-awful on both sides of the aisle. Team-sports-politics have polarized everything, so while your friends may not necessarily hate and hold grudges against liberals, that's not exactly the rule among conservatives (just like the opposite is not exactly the rule among liberals). Neither side takes the high road in any significant way.
Trust me, we won't need to twist any idiotic knots to make this look inane. You nailed that on the first run
Maybe you should go up and sit and talk with them.. Our company has a representative in Montreal he so happens to have a bulging disc in his back.. So last time I was up I asked him why he had not had it taken care of and his response was that he was waiting to have a MRI but I was going to be an eight month wait.. Sounds wonderful to me can't wait... Till we have this.
Obviously no system is perfect, and I am sure CMXI is aware of situations like your example. The problem is the current US system is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum and the result is higher premiums.
Quick example with MRIs, I had a temporary thing where one of my pupils weren't dialating equally. In Canada, I probably would of seen an eye doctor and it would have been monitored (it went away after 3 months), in the US, I was told to immediately get two MRIs, I paid $1,000 and my insurance company was billed $19,000 dollars, only to be told everything looked normal. My renewed insurance didn't go up much, so everyone else that purchases Blue-Cross Blue Shield is helping to pay for my unnecessary medical tests.
This stuff happens everyday. And "rationing care" isn't some evil commie idea, all systems ration resources in one way or another. For example, I need MRIs for my lower back and Blue Cross is refusing to pay for them because I already used by my rationed amount of MRIs in a year.
Well you could have gotten a 2nd opinion, or talked to your eye doctor about the real need of a MRI.
When you see it, you will understand
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Wow, an anecdotal story from one person? That changes everything!!!
Half my family lives in Vancouver. If we're going with anecdotal, they all get better health care than I do, for a considerably cheaper price.
Taken as a whole, even with occasional wait times, the Canadian system is better than ours.
Good point, you can find a bad story for every option. With that in mind, his story mimics that of every Canadian I have come across. Like the basic idea, but hate the wait. I did a large construction job for a CN company and they would routinely do their medical treatments here. Granted they (our clients) were wealthy and didn't mind paying for service outside of CN. Still these were financially savvy guys and they chose our system and the higher cost for the service they got.
I have no problem with state run (no federal tax support), if the state Constitution allows it. If one state can figure it out, then we go nationwide.
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Well, after researching it for a paper, I would say better in the areas of cost, price, effectiveness, access, and overall quality.
In fact, its amazing that Canada has all of the social programs it has and does it all with a lower nominal tax rate.
You should check it out.
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