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Old 08-17-2009, 08:05 PM   #391
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Discussing this minutiae is ridiculous, and just obfuscating the entire issue.

And that's why he brought up Hitler. No real answers, just scary, scary shit to make the average idiot believe that we're living in either Socialist Russia or Nazi Germany. Take your pick. Same thing.
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There is no system in the world that couldn't use improving in some ways.

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Why do Canadian doctors and nurses prefer to come to the USA for the their medical treatments when needed?

How many Mayo Clinics are in Canada?

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How many Mayo Clinics are in Canada?

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Why is there an increasing trend in medical tourism, people from the United States going abroad to get medical treatment?

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Why do you believe everything Hannity tells you?

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What does this have to do with anything?
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Why is there an increasing trend in medical tourism, people from the United States going abroad to get medical treatment?

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Ummm..because lipo suction and over elective surgeries are cheaper outside of the USA?
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I'm sure that your 40 million uninsured are really benefiting from the Mayo Clinic on a daily basis.

Toronto has probably the 3rd best pediatric hospital on this continent. Far better than anything you have out there living on the West coast, for example. And this is indicative of nothing really, but I felt like pointing it out in case you think we're all getting treated here in igloos by Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
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I'm sure that your 40 million uninsured are really benefiting from the Mayo Clinic on a daily basis.
y Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
We don't like dumbing down services, rather we as Americans love our independence, freedom to choose what kind of service we want and the freedom of who, what and when to be charitable to.

All beautiful concepts.

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How many Mayo Clinics are in Canada?

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1. I've never heard of this phenomenon, and I know many doctors and nurses.

2. Obviously we don't have any Mayo Clinics here. We do, however, have many excellent treatment and research facilities that cater to just about any medical issue you could come up with.

3. After all the legitimate points I've come up with, this is the best you could do? A falsehood and something that's relevant to nothing?
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We don't like dumbing down services, rather we as Americans love our independence, freedom to choose what kind of service we want and the freedom of who, what and when to be charitable to.
Thanks for posting this.

Poor and lower middle class of America, the rest of yo' people don't want to be charitable to you at the moment. Sorry, but we have to honour their beautiful freedom to choose when and how they will extend a hand to you.

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1. I've never heard of this phenomenon, and I know many doctors and nurses.

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Do you think they would tell you?

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To be fair, the U.S. system, by nature of the sheer amount of money made, encourages more research and development into new medical treatments. But good luck having access to them, if your insurance doesn't cover it, because you'll never be able to afford it. And, yes, because of the sheer lack of affordability in the system, it breeds medical tourism to countries like India, where $100,000 surgeries in the U.S. cost closer to $10,000 instead.

National health care, in countries like Canada, are really great in that you never have to worry about a medical problem driving you into bankruptcy. It just flat out doesn't happen here. Plus, considering how the U.S. and other Western nations are starting to lean toward a "freelance" economy in many industries, which don't lend themselves to getting employer benefits of any kind, it's quite great knowing that you don't have to worry about finding a job with benefits. As a matter of circumstance, I was laid off four months ago, because the company that hired me is in very troublesome financial circumstances. Not long afterwards, I was hired as a long-term freelancer elsewhere. Knowing that my health care is covered irrespective of my job is tremendously liberating, and I don't think many Americans really appreciate what they're missing.

That's not to say that things are perfect here. In Ontario, at least (as I can't speak for the other provinces), prescriptions and dental aren't covered in the public system, although prescription costs are regulated (hence, the buses of American elderly patients going to Canada for their drugs). All in all, I like the fact that I never have to worry about getting sick and wondering if it's going to bankrupt me.

And, just for the record, since I travel semi-frequently back to the U.S., I maintain yearly travel insurance for emergency medical purposes that cost me something like $80 a year. I guess you can't be too careful, since a foreign medical emergency wouldn't be covered by the Canadian health care system.
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I just wanted to address this, because I've seen it mentioned several times - not just here, but in the media, etc.

Do you people honestly think we don't have choices regarding our treatment, or (another one I've seen) who we go to for treatment? We do. We can choose any GP we want, we can see any specialist we want, and doctors generally discuss treatment options with us, and we choose what we want. We're completely free to seek second opinions if we so choose. We're not limited at all.
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