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Old 12-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That's CRAZY! I'm very thankful for my Canadian healthcare.
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Your canadian healthcare costs that much also (your doctors, nurses, hosptitals get paid, right?). It just you guys pay much more in taxes than we do. What is your national sales tax? We dont have a national sales tax. What is your employement tax? We have different rates, but the 51% who pay taxes have rates from 15-35%. How much tax do you pay for the priviledge of that universal health care?
How long does it take Canadians to have elective surgeries done? Gall bladder surgeries are considered elective, but if you have a bad gall bladder, you can be very sick. A Canadian friend of mine took years to get her gall bladder surgery approved and removed (mine-a couple of days). Canadians can have universal health care due to higher percentage of your people work and pay into the system and Canada doesnt have 335,000,000+ people with 100,000,000+ freeloaders.
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Your canadian healthcare costs that much also (your doctors, nurses, hosptitals get paid, right?).
But, they don't have a whole bunch of Senior VPs and CEOs skimming millions off the top.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Your canadian healthcare costs that much also (your doctors, nurses, hosptitals get paid, right?). It just you guys pay much more in taxes than we do. What is your national sales tax? We dont have a national sales tax. What is your employement tax? We have different rates, but the 51% who pay taxes have rates from 15-35%. How much tax do you pay for the priviledge of that universal health care?
How long does it take Canadians to have elective surgeries done? Gall bladder surgeries are considered elective, but if you have a bad gall bladder, you can be very sick. A Canadian friend of mine took years to get her gall bladder surgery approved and removed (mine-a couple of days). Canadians can have universal health care due to higher percentage of your people work and pay into the system and Canada doesnt have 335,000,000+ people with 100,000,000+ freeloaders.
Are they questions, or statements in disguise?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Your canadian healthcare costs that much also (your doctors, nurses, hosptitals get paid, right?). It just you guys pay much more in taxes than we do. What is your national sales tax? We dont have a national sales tax. What is your employement tax? We have different rates, but the 51% who pay taxes have rates from 15-35%. How much tax do you pay for the priviledge of that universal health care?
How long does it take Canadians to have elective surgeries done? Gall bladder surgeries are considered elective, but if you have a bad gall bladder, you can be very sick. A Canadian friend of mine took years to get her gall bladder surgery approved and removed (mine-a couple of days). Canadians can have universal health care due to higher percentage of your people work and pay into the system and Canada doesnt have 335,000,000+ people with 100,000,000+ freeloaders.
I had hernia surgery about 4 years ago. Waiting time? about four weeks. In and out in about four hours. No charge whatsoever except a prescription for some pain pills. Never having to worry about a huge medical bill is worth more the one can imagine. Am retired now and only pay the first $100.00 for my prescriptions and after that a few dollars for any after that. Have not had any need yet and am 75. Feel very fortunate to have our Canadian healthcare. I pay about $900.00 a year base on my income. Anyone less then twenty thousand gets free healthcare. There is a lot to be said to have a healthcare plan like we Canadians have and am very thankful for it. Is it perfect? No, but then what is in life. I would not want to be without it for sure

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That is one of the things that pisses me off. What the hospital bills people with no insurance is the full rate, driving many uninsured into bankruptcy. But those with insurance and therefore the ability to pay, pay no where near that amount, and I'll bet only 1/3 of that amount is the contracted amount that insurance pays.
Let's not forget Medicare. Hospital bill in January for 4 days, tests, surgery to implant a pacemaker,etc--$75871. Insurance (AARP Medicare Plan) paid just under $16000. What happened to the balance? I had to pay $1000 co-pay. Somethings not right with our system!
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Anyone less then twenty thousand gets free healthcare
You mean "Anyone less than twenty thousand, other people pay for their healthcare needs" or are things actually "free" in Canada?

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You mean "Anyone less than twenty thousand, other people pay for their healthcare needs" or are things actually "free" in Canada?

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I think he meant to say anyone EARNING less...
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I think he meant to say anyone EARNING less...
I understand that. My point is that nothing is ever "free". Just because the person who gets the healthcare doesn't pay for it, doesn't mean that others aren't. In situations like that, typically people earning more than $20k are having to pay more annually so others can have those "free" benefits. Hence, it's not really "free"...

That's one of the problems in the US, people with no or low income get "free" things so they say, when in actuality the people earning more are offsetting that balance for them. It's only free to them, but it comes out of someone else's pockets.
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