To "DeltaFoxtrot | 12:04 p.m." I never said taht they complain about
their healthcare, but their system does kill or injure people. I also said 45%,
not 50%, which was a guess, but since you want to make a big deal about it, how
about this. According to the Frasier Institute's article "Average Canadian
family pays more in taxes than it does for food, clothing, and shelter
combined" Canadians have 41% of their income taken in income taxes, and
only spend 34% of necessities. Seems like a great system doesn't it.You shouldn't have to worry about getting healthcare like often happens in
Canada. Read teh following:From the Reuters "Soaring costs
force Canada to reassess health model"From the Canadian Medical
Association Journal "Death on the waiting list for cardiac surgery"From the CBC "Medical wait-list insurance to be available in
B.C.". Why would you need waitlist insurance if it wasn't an issue?Also from CBC "Priority surgery wait times improve" where they
now get 75% of the people in before things go bad. Just pray that you don't
need a knee replacement while living in Canada.
@Redshirt1701: I deal with Canadians as part of my job most every day. I have
never heard a single one of them complain about their medical system. They're
not paying 50% of their income in taxes either. Socialized medicine
works for the other democratic nations of the world, it can work for America.The only reason we don't have it is these insurance companies are so
entrenched in our government they won't allow it to happen because they would
lose all their profits.You shouldn't have to declare bankruptcy and
spend the rest of your life making payments to the hospital just because you got
sick or needed surgery. It's evil, it's wrong, and we ALL know it.
To "DeltaFoxtrot | 3:53 p.m." there is no way to provide healthcare
"at no cost for everyone". Even in a single payer system, healthcare
costs money, and that money comes from taxes. Answer this, would you trade 45%
of your income to have government bureaucrats determine what healthcare the
state can afford to give you, even in your times of greatest need?As
other nations show, when the government controls the healthcare for its people,
they have to ration who gets what care, and quite often the old and chronically
ill are the ones who are given the least care.
Insurance, the second greatest scam in human history.NATIONAL
SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE. At no cost for EVERYONE is the only way to fix America's
ever growing problem. If healthcare costs continue to skyrocket they way they
have in the past 5 years we'll soon all be working just so we can afford to see
So what they are saying is that thanks to Obamacare doctors and insurance
companies have no idea how to bill things out, and in the end will make the
price of care increase because now most anything will be called preventive, and
nobody knows what should be covered under preventive care.
My 'free' colonoscopy cost me $200. However it was worth every penny. If you
are over 50, get one.
Screenings have nothing to do with prevention. They provide early detection at
best. And, the doctor providing the screening knows how to increase his revenue
stream by simply performing a procedure during the screening. This has been
going on for years. Blame both the attorneys and HMO-like attitudes that many
doctors have been trained to have, i.e. perform as many costly procedures as
possible per visit. Intermountain calls them RVU's, a daily performance quota
placed on every MD to help boost revenue.The only true preventive means
are the daily decisions each individual makes about lifestyles.
Health care shouldn't be an "industry", it should be about health.The Insurance Industry is one of the most immoral industries in this