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« on: Aug 20, 2009 04:41 PM »


As-salam-mu-alaikum Team,

I know there is a big debate in the US regarding healthcare.

Just want to point out one fact: USA is only industrialized national without a national health care program.

In Canada, we don't have to pay for basic health care, hospital drugs or food or elective or emergency surgeries....(covered in our taxes)

What we pay for is
Medicine, dental, eyecare, plastic surgeries, private hospital rooms (public has 2 or 4 beds/room).
more importantly...

you don't have to choose health over other items (#1 reason for house foreclosure in the US is medical debt), you will get the care you need.

The only real issue is that in high population areas, the wait times are growing.

No system is perfect, but 1 in 6 Americans don't have health insurance, and rest who do are paying a lot more than if you have a centralized system...

The average Canadian pays about $1000/month in taxes, 1/2 of which goes to health care - so health care for the whole family = $500 / month ($490 US)


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« Reply #1 on: Aug 20, 2009 06:48 PM »

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yet the health care system in Canada is miserable.  if people develop a cough, cold, or if they run out of their prescription medicine on a friday night - they run to the emergency room. it is a failing system where people misuse it all the time, especially in busy cities.  I'd prefer a private health care system.

in canada, we pay one of the highest tax rates in the western world,  yet our hospitals are clogged with people who are idiots. 

   
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 20, 2009 07:29 PM »

wsalam,

any health care would be preferable to nothing. in the US so many people (not just the poor! but also middle class normal people who work different types of jobs or part time or can't find work) have nothing at all. so there is no preventive care either. it ends up costing people in their taxes as people wait until the boiling point and just go to emergency rooms and don't pay later or go bankrupt. ends up being a whole negative spiral. if the US had at least basic healthcare for those who need it aka what seems to be Obama's plan??? it would seriously help a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 20, 2009 11:51 PM »

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May I ask if my reply in this thread is the reason why  my reps are now reduced? Is this the way to engage in a debate and express opinion?  Amazing!





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« Reply #4 on: Aug 21, 2009 04:04 AM »

lol maybe some canadians didn't like ur opinion. we once had canadian flag and maple leaf smileys can't find them Sad
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