Canada's Socialistic Health Care System

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Canada's Socialistic Health Care System

This video is 8 years old and shows the horrors of Socialized programs. The basics of why we don't or should not want this crap here. Unfortunately it is now the rallying cry among and between the ignorant class infesting America right now.

I will look for more recent reviews of this flawed and stupid system.

No Care for You One Year

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We wait with bated breath,

We wait with bated breath, for your “more recent reviews” and for bruce’s report from his garbage man.

Who knew AMG was such a treasure trove of top-notch information?

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@Watcher:

@Watcher:

You should really avoid any video that carries slant like that, liberal or conservative. It's just poor form.

In any event, you don't need to watch some stupid video to be against single payer, just sit down and think about the problem from an economics standpoint.

By promoting shitty content, you're just undermining your own credibility.

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Yep A-C a video that actually

Yep A-C a video that actually shows the facts and illustrates the crappy impact on real people of socialized medicine is hardly worth the effort. Economics is one thing...death by government controlled incompetence is another. You may not like Crowder but what the video showed was real and the people were real and their plight was real.

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That video is great, Watcher:

That video is great, Watcher:

Young, strapping young lad strolls into an urgent care facility with no visual signs of distress. “What’s the nature of your emergency sir?” asked the attendant. “I hurt my wrist while skateboarding, how long is the wait”? “Could be 2 to 10 hours...”. OMG... that’s cruel & unusual treatment, and an example of the broken Canadian system.

Ha, ha... Ever been to the Maine Medical Center Emergency room?

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Northarrow, you simpering,

Northarrow, you simpering, lowlife nincompoop....I noticed that you completely ignored the sad situation whereby a women has both her legs amputated because the system was too "F'd" up to get to her the attend the blockage.

Yes, I have been to Maine Med and had no problem whatsoever. Same goes for Penbay.

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Smegma II

Smegma II
One has to decide which piece of knowledge is better than the other , your choice .

Northarrow have you been concealing your coquettish tendencies from us ?

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A friend of mine wanted to

A friend of mine wanted to move to Canada, for a job. But she's diabetic. And 56. Diabetes commonly leads to kidney failure and other health problems.

Did you know that Canada's wonderful health care system WILL NOT provide dialysis for anyone with renal (kidney) failure over age 50?

Without it, you die. Painfully.

Needless to say, she did not move there...

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LOL. Yeah, anecdotal

LOL. Yeah, anecdotal evidence with a sampling of one. Sure.

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Here's some more anecdotal

Here's some more anecdotal evidence: My wife and I are eating in a restaurant in Augusta and they are setting up a large table. We ask if it is a wedding or other sort of function. Their answer is that it is a busload of Canadians coming down here for chemo. No matter which way you head, that's a long ride for what could be months of treatment.

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I remember hearing of

I remember hearing of Canadian patients having to be bused in to EMMC to get medical care they wouldn't survive long enough to receive if they waited in line in Canada. A quick Google search brought this.

Here's some empirical evidence:
"By MERRILL MATTHEWS, JR., Wall street Journal, July 5, 2002

A dozen Canadians took a bus last week for a day trip from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Bangor, Maine. It wasn’t a pleasure trip. The 12 were all suffering serious medical maladies and desperately seeking healthcare solutions — doctors’ appointments, treatment and prescription drugs — that couldn’t be had in Canada.

Fifty-year-old Rod has chest pain and shortness of breath. He also has a heart murmur and X-rays suggest he has a hole in his heart. His cardiologist referred him for an echocardiogram but he was told he had to wait until November to get one in Canada. A fellow traveler was a 66-year-old breast cancer patient. Her family physician had recently left his practice and without him she couldn’t access the system. A third patient had had an MRI in Canada which revealed a disk pushing on her spinal cord. When her doctor referred her to an orthopedic surgeon, she was put on an eight to 12 month waiting list."

Liberals are the mother of all control freaks - first, to deny that single payer rations health, and then to want to foist substandard care on others. You can't get much more controlling than taking over a person's health care.

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How long is the wait time for

How long is the wait time for an echocardiogram here in the US for a person without insurance?

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Exactly the same as someone

Exactly the same as someone that has insurance.
The only difference is that the one with insurance will be billed three times more than the one without.

BTW, the last time I spoke with a Canadian friend, the wait for an MRI was 8 months.
He said that they had a new facility coming on line 150 miles closer that might cut that time down to 4 months.

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My daughter works at a Maine

My daughter works at a Maine hospital. You would not believe how seriously hospitals take a complaint from a person that has no insurance. If a person with no insurance complains that he/she was denied prompt care there's a good chance for a dismissal or other serious disciplinary action. People without insurance use this clout to get faster attention from a beleaguered hospital than a covered patient might hope for.
The misinformation the left puts out on this situation is not true. Arrogantly, leftist dolts parrot what they are told to believe - mocking people that do know the true situation. I'm not sure why so many leftists do this, ultimately their health care will be compromised and worsened if they are successful in bringing about the change in US health care they appear to favor.

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They believe the Socialist

They believe the Socialist fairy tale. It took 70 years for the Russians to figure it out. I don't think our leftists are any smarter...

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I was recently admitted to

I was recently admitted to EMMC. The care was immediate, no waiting. The staff was exceptional. The treatments employed were appropriate and the final bill was a lot lower than I had anticipated. Good Job Eastern Maine. Thank you.

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You know why libs think so

You know why libs think so little of our medical system.

They look at AOC and figure she must be on a mental health care waiting list and not getting treated as her symptoms would warrant. She has to get elected to Congress to avail herself of the necessary attention.

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