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Subject: Re: Retire Early Question Date: 4/23/2013 9:20 AM
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Call me a commie and I have not had my first cup of Joe yet, but that was my first thought upon getting out of bed this morning.
Please point out the fallacy in this thinking - is health care so much better here that it's worth staying on the hamster wheel another 6+ years.
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Never an easy question

There are some large issues. The health we all take for granted is largely due to a pharma industry and medical device industry that is fueled by America. Canada essentially recieves health care at a US provided discount, because we sell to them cheaper than we do here. Now of course we could sell for less here-- but then we would never recover the research -- otherwise known as a likely severe cut to new developments.

Why do we sell cheaper there? Because they will only pay a small price, that price is above manufacture price so the companies make money per pill, since the profit is built into the US prices.

Do you really want to see new stuff come at a slower pace? This is almost guaranteed.

The norm for care is just fine in both countries. The problems happen at the outer edges. Do you want to gamble with that? there are long waits for a number of procedures in Canada and it is extreme when you get away from population centers.

You also assume that things will work as well here as there.

You do not live in Canada. You live in a country that is sitting on a gold mine of oil and has an administration looking to stop the use of it, and buying energy companies in other type of energy that it puts out of business and sells to China at a discount.

You also live in a country with a massive deficit, what happens when the government pays for health care and runs out of money?

There are a lot of questions, and a lot of trust on a broken institution doing something very right.

This is a group that on a smaller scale has destryed education, and when you consider this is largely lib/progressive driven a group that has literally lost money running a bookie operation(in NY a liberal laboratory). you can also look around at LA, and zNYC, at Detroit and see what should work fine going to hell

i sit here with a pig ole Smith and Wesson, looking around at devastation fro my gun, and my consistently bad aim, and me putting an apple on your head and saying if I shoot this off, you win, and saying 'Do you feel lucky punk, do ya?"
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