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Subject:  Re: Moving to Canada Date:  9/25/2008  3:43 PM
Author:  SRenaeP Number:  1288 of 1488

Just one question, if Canadian healthcare is so fantastic, why do so many Canadians come to the US for heathcare?
Oh, and please do not tell me how this is all a silly figment of a writer's imagination. I've been in the hospitals where they are showing up.
Kathleen


From what I understand, the Canadian healthcare system (and those like it) are great when it comes to routine, preventive maintenance. However, care for more pressing matters is not as quick or sufficient. There was an interesting article last week in the NY Times (?) comparing the healthcare systems in the UK and the US. In the UK hospital, people were literally lying the hallways for hours (no rooms) with no one to attend to them or feed them. Not my idea of fantastic...

-Steph
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