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pocket water
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Re: Required

Post by pocket water » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:00 am

Our future health care system will be a bus that drops you off in Mexico at an outpatient office and will return you home within 7 business days

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Re: Required

Post by troutsnot » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:38 pm

pocket water wrote:Our future health care system will be a bus that drops you off in Mexico at an outpatient office and will return you home within 7 business days
I'll take it. Can only be an improvement over my past HMO experience about 10 years ago., Lower GI Bleeding, No approval from my HMO to do the outpatient surgery as it was a weekend and they were not answering the phone so I could not get a refferal. Bled through the ass of my jeans for a couple of days, went to a Doctor, he dialed me in. HMO would not pay, and hospital turned me over to collection, denying the claim for not receiving a refferal and going to a doctor which they advised. I wrote a check for like $4800.00. I cant imagine what a guy with a family goes through when his kids get really really Ill.

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Re: Required

Post by Lenny » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:47 pm

shunned wrote:reason no.3 I'm glad I'm not a seppo.
what are the 1st 2?


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Re: Required

Post by Ajax » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:43 pm

eponymous wrote:
Ajax wrote:I determine eligibility for Medicaid programs. Me. Ajax. Now think about that the next time that you want your health care tossed into the good hands of the government.
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Re: Required

Post by Rhyacophila » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:29 pm

eponymous wrote:...Of all the talk I hear about Canada's system and how great it is, I don't get that from speaking to my canuck colleagues. When I tell them that I could be diagnosed with cancer (God forbid) tomorrow afternoon and have an appointment with the specialist of my choosing by the end of the week they are stunned. In the same instance they think it would be a month before they would be seen and could not pick the doctor or the hospital they felt would be best for them. Can't confirm or deny if this is the case but I trust what they tell me.
Little while back (some time after all the flock saw sicko), I had the pleasure of hopping a little crop duster to Montreal for a conference. I'm kind of a jackass, so when I realized I was sitting with a bunch of Canadians heading home from a pseudo Taebo training session (couple hotties too), I started questioning them about their "free" health care. None of them were happy with the state of their health care and they all had stories of family members who had waited insane lengths of time for simple things that we can get scheduled in weeks or days. They bitched about their taxes and bragged about their beer - they told me they send the Grade B Molson down souf.

While flipping through channels in Montreal, I came across the equivalent of Dateline and they were lining up a show on the sad state of Canadian healthcare; talking with many people who were going to India to get medical treatment on their own dime because their "FREE" insurance was killing them.

I've heard lots of talk of "free" healthcare for all - but know of no place that this works - 'cept where they have no poor folks and everyone accepts that quality health care ain't free.

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Re: Required

Post by Ajax » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:47 am

Here's what's going to happen... the 40m Americans who have no insurance are going to be ecstatic, because even a shitty program is better than nothing. The 260m who now have private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid are going to be wildly pissed, because their programs are going to be completely trashed.

I laugh like hell whenever I hear people ranting about the Canadian plan... their model is based on a population of 32m, 4m less than that of California. With 300m people to cover, the idea that the USA can build an affordable program that's going to provide a level of care remotely close to what those insured now enjoy is absolutely absurd. We may as well set our sights on going to Mars next week.
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Post by SOBF » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:43 am

Here's what's going to happen... the 40m Americans who have no insurance are going to be ecstatic, because even a shitty program is better than nothing. The 260m who now have private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid are going to be wildly pissed, because their programs are going to be completely trashed.
What he said !

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Re: Required

Post by eponymous » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:55 pm

Rhyacophila wrote:I was sitting with a bunch of Canadians heading home from a pseudo Taebo training session (couple hotties too).
Kid: I have been spending far too much time north of the border as of late. Mostly outside of Toronto but a bit in Edmonton. Can't say much for Edmonton but the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has a disproportionally high number of stunning women. And I don't mean just decent looking ladies I mean the kind you look at, temporarily lose control of your legs and fall down Chevy Chase style good looking.....

For anyone with a son about to enter college - have them consider the University of Guelph. Ratio of women to men is something like 7:1. If you can't score in a bar at that joint then you are looking for the 1 and not the 7 part of the equation......
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Re: Required

Post by sandhiller » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:20 pm

I can't think of anything that gubmint has stuck their noses into that didn't turn into a big clusterf**k and can't see this being any different.
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