A Canadian Healthcare Success Story

BMan

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Since everyone keeps holding the socialized healthcare system in Canada out to be the solution to all of our woes:

Knife Taken From Canadian Man's Back After Three Years

In April 2010, McNeely got into a fight after an arm wrestling match and was stabbed five times, he told the Canadian Press news agency.

Doctors at the local accident and emergency room stitched him up but never took an X-ray, he said. Seeking subsequent treatment for the lingering discomfort, he was told he had suffered nerve damage.

But this week, McNeely, 32, was scratching his back as usual when his fingernail caught on something. His girlfriend took a look.

"I told Billy: 'There's a knife sticking out of your back.' I was scared. I was ready to pull it out with tweezers," Stephanie Sayine told CBC News.


Didn't even do something as simple as take an X-ray. Yep, that's the kind of healthcare we need...
 

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BMan said:
Since everyone keeps holding the socialized healthcare system in Canada out to be the solution to all of our woes:

Knife Taken From Canadian Man's Back After Three Years

In April 2010, McNeely got into a fight after an arm wrestling match and was stabbed five times, he told the Canadian Press news agency.
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Doctors at the local accident and emergency room stitched him up but never took an X-ray, he said. Seeking subsequent treatment for the lingering discomfort, he was told he had suffered nerve damage.

But this week, McNeely, 32, was scratching his back as usual when his fingernail caught on something. His girlfriend took a look.

"I told Billy: 'There's a knife sticking out of your back.' I was scared. I was ready to pull it out with tweezers," Stephanie Sayine told CBC News.


Didn't even do something as simple as take an X-ray. Yep, that's the kind of healthcare we need...
Yeah you ain't got to worry about that here cause they going to run every test they can and prescribe every kinda of medication they can so they can milk you for every last dollar they can get!!
 

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Here they'll tell you they ran an x-ray when they didn't and bill insurance. If you think the government has your best interest in mind, your sadly mistaken!
 

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Government have your best interest in mind?

Not a chance.

The main reason so many tests are administered in the US is to guard against malpractice lawsuits. Ask any doctor - they know the tests aren't necessary, but they want to protect themselves from the parasites.
 

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Dr's get sued all the time, some legit some not so much. I don't blame them for running test after test.

My wife's an NP and her malpractice insurance is crazy. I hate to see what a Dr's is.
 

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So change insurance companies. In a free market, you have that right.

With socialized medicine, you can NOT change; you're stuck with the shabby coverage they "give" you.

I'll take the free market over the "free" insurance any day.
 

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buckaroo said:
Changing insurance most likely means changing jobs, that is not always easy to do, and who's to say the next is any better.

Perfect example of the government mucking up the free market.

Insurance companies are protected from competition by GOVERNMENT rules. What makes ANYBODY think that MORE government laws/rules will help US ???
 

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Agreed.

People have been lulled into believing that health insurance is a right and must be offered by the employer. That's simply not the case.

The other problem is that most people now have the sniffles and go pay a $25 copay to be put on $2000 Z-pack that they throw out another $10 copay for.

To them, it's money that never leaves their pocket so it simply don't matter. Until, of course, their rates go up and they pitch a b#$%^ about.

Now, all the KenyaCare advocates believe they're getting free insurance when in reality they're getting/going to get creamed by incremental tax increases... er, excuse me tax revenues.
 

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buckaroo said:
Changing insurance most likely means changing jobs, that is not always easy to do, and who's to say the next is any better.
Nicely put, BS.

There is no mandate that you have to take insurance offered by your company, nor is there anything that prevents you from purchasing insurance on your own.

Fact is, most people that have insurance available through their company use that because it is partially subsidized by the employer. But there is no requirement that you take and use that insurance.
 

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BMan said:
buckaroo said:
Changing insurance most likely means changing jobs, that is not always easy to do, and who's to say the next is any better.
Nicely put, BS.

There is no mandate that you have to take insurance offered by your company, nor is there anything that prevents you from purchasing insurance on your own.

Fact is, most people that have insurance available through their company use that because it is partially subsidized by the employer. But there is no requirement that you take and use that insurance.
If ya don't take it thru your employer you can't afford it most likely.
 

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If you buy it on your own, from what Ive seen it's as much as a pretty good house payment, and I don't know how you feel about it but I think it is ridiculous.
 

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buckaroo said:
Changing insurance most likely means changing jobs, that is not always easy to do, and who's to say the next is any better.

You think that's bad??

Wait until you or your parents get on Medicare.

Know how the govt "saves" money on that?? They CUT the payments to the doctors.

Two of my cancer doctors have already quit taking in any more "new" Medicare people.

Try changing insurance then.
 

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If you buy it on your own, from what Ive seen it's as much as a pretty good house payment, and I don't know how you feel about it but I think it is ridiculous.

Would you just spend $3,000 to $5,000 to have your childs cancer taken care of?? Or would you spend $100,000 to $200,000?? Would you go CHEAP on your childs life?? Would anybody???

Just how much do you think the treatments cost??

I'm 60 and I've had some major hostipal bills over my life time. I still had some of the copies of the bills and the insurance payments with me when I moved. One day I added them up and it would have taken me 173 YEARS to pay the bills off on what I paid the insurance every month. What you and I pay into the insurance is NOTHING to what they pay out.

Don't believe me?? Anybody get out the copies of your families doctor bills and then work out your monthly insurance payments, see which comes out more, WAY MORE.
 

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How much is your/your family's health worth? You can get a policy that covers catastrophic with a $2K-4K deductable. You're only out your doctor visits, if needed.

The problem is people treat their insurance like its a EBT card for snacks. Got a cold go to the Dr, got a headache go to the ER. THAT'S what's made insurance premiums so high.

Health insurance isn't a right. Well, until the Kenyan got into office it wasn't.

It goes back to paying for YOUR health instead of all the slackers with the same company. You are paying for all the other peoples problems on top of yours. Besides becoming fat and lazy Americans have decided to trade their brain for slavery.
 

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None of this matters anyways. In a couple of years your doctors office will look like the DMV on a friday morning. Meanwhile the same people that forced this down our throats will be seeing their same private doctors as always.

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS FOR KILLING AMERICA!!!!!
 

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