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Subject: Re: How free gov't health care really works Date: 2/10/2009 12:26 PM
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"Canadians often wait months or even years for necessary care."

I take issue with the implication delays for treatment are common in Canada.

Living on the Canadian border near Montreal and Ottawa, watching CBC tv and listening to Canadian radio, and chatting with Canadians in the stores and at my hair salon, what I hear repeatedly is the Canadians' gratitude for the provided health care they have. In fact, women around here sometimes drive across the border to give birth in Canada so their children will have dual citizenship and health ins.

Horror stories can be found in either country. That doesn't make them the general rule.

Depending on where in Canada one lives, there may sometimes be waits for elective surgery, but life threatening health issues are treated fast.


With the cost of Canadian health care carefully hidden in high taxes, I'm not surprised that "free" health care is somewhat popular. However, I would hate to see the US duplicate the Canadian health care system. Here is more about Canadian health care:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26387450
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