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#360654 - 11/03/09 10:59 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: drizzit]
moosekick Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 484
Here's where we get to the "I don't understand" portion once again. We don't have government run health care. Our Prime Minister doesn't pick up a scalpel and operate. There are no MP's jumping in as presidents of hospitals or becomimg GP's. No interference to the system. Who in government would think for a second that they would know the first thing about running health care? They simply pay the people who do the job best. I could go to 1000 doctors who give me 1000 opinions if I want 1000 opinions. I would bet most of them are passionate doctors (who are rich in Canada as well) who care about doing their best job and have all the resources they would ever need to do the job. From what I have seen, is high quality care from some of the best specialists who care deeply about their profession. I think that "government run" may be just another scare tactic from some conservative nay sayers and fear of the unknown.

I don't understand- I guess this leads me to the question: what would the difference be between health insurance and free health care?

I'd like to finish this with this: Considering my last 2 years, if I were in a country that did not offer me free health care, I'd be completely and utterly messed right now (either financially or health wise)! That is another reason why I pay close attention to this issue.
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#360655 - 11/04/09 02:06 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: moosekick]
Dow Offline
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Registered: 03/11/08
Posts: 3231
Loc: Valley Cottage, NY
I hope you guys will find this amusing, it got sent to me by a friend in the UK

I do, and I'm definitely an American!

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#360656 - 11/04/09 02:21 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Dow]
mig Offline


Registered: 04/27/02
Posts: 12307
Loc: ON, Canada
Well, 'uninhabited' is a bit funny!

Thank goodness it is not true or I'd be a figment of my imagination!

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#360657 - 11/04/09 03:13 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Grimm]
Sue22 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 20243
Loc: Upstate NY
rather than voice an opinion, just wanted to share a website that i'm finding informative on the issue:

healthcare reform
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Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
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#360658 - 11/04/09 03:15 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Dow]
Sue22 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 20243
Loc: Upstate NY
dow,

from one American to another........

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Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. fish oil. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs

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#360659 - 11/04/09 03:40 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Dow]
Inanna Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 17735
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Dow that is funny! Hmmm, I'm uninhabited? Does that mean I am merely a shadow of my former self?

My two favourites are "Santa!" and "Cold!"

Warm hugs,
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That word is love.

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#360660 - 11/04/09 05:04 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Inanna]
moosekick Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 484
Thank You for clearing this all up!
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#360661 - 11/04/09 06:49 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: snowshoe]
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Registered: 07/16/01
Posts: 3160
Loc: BC, Canada
Snow bunny, you are right on.
I've been to the USA and met wonderful people and I've been to 21 other countries and would love to see the wonderful people I met.
Guess what.
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#360662 - 11/04/09 07:14 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: mig]
snowshoe Offline
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Registered: 09/10/01
Posts: 1502
Loc: Lost
Quote:

Part of our interest in the debate (that is not ours ) probably lies in the fact that we pay great attention to what our neighbours are doing, and naturally more so than vice versa,



Mig, though the map says uninhabited and the govt won't admit it, we pay much greater attention to Canada than you think...it's all very top secret of course except for the highly publicized Gordon Lightfoot botched kidnap attempt.
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#360663 - 11/04/09 08:33 PM Re: What to do about healthcare? Can it be fixed? [Re: Timo]
drizzit Offline
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Registered: 02/25/06
Posts: 1444
Loc: Montana
Indeed and I enjoy my canadian friends in calgary and Regina. I am in a montana optimist club and twice a year we get together with the canadian clubs for a regional shindig.

good times
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