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I love it when socialized medicine is called "free

Posted by sans on Sunday, August 02 2020 at 02:31:09AM
In reply to I haven't been following US medical politics posted by Gimwinkle on Friday, July 31 2020 at 5:01:22PM


It's a lot more than that when you factor in everything else. I briefly considered moving to Canada and when I worked it out for myself, I would have been paying 50% more in total income tax versus the US. It's much more than what I would pay for any policy in the US.

You guys gripe more about your own healthcare than Americans based on my experience with Canadians. I know a couple Canadians that have come to the US to simply get a procedure or surgery done:

>>After receiving a referral from a general practitioner, the typical patient waited more than 21 weeks to receive treatment from a specialist. That was the longest average waiting period on record -- and more than double the median wait in 1993.

>>One Ontario woman, Judy Congdon, learned that she needed a hip replacement in 2016, according to the Toronto Sun. Doctors initially scheduled the procedure for September 2017 -- almost a year later. The surgery never happened on schedule. The hospital ran over budget, forcing physicians to postpone the operation for another year.

Healthcare in the US needs a lot of work but it's not great in any other country I'm familiar with.

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