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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 04:38 PM
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54. absolutely awesome.
and welcome to DU!!

i can't believe you lurked as long as you did. you should've been posting years ago!!!

best wishes to your father and your family.

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  -The Canadian Healthcare system and my Dad. sixstrings75  May-28-09 01:21 PM   #0 
  - Great story.  rwork   May-28-09 01:26 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for sharing your story.  MineralMan   May-28-09 01:32 PM   #2 
  - "What would this have cost in the US?" Somewhere between nothing and everything you have.  imdjh   May-28-09 01:33 PM   #3 
  - And we wonder why we have more problems with bankruptcies than Canadians do!  cascadiance   May-28-09 02:08 PM   #24 
  - I don't think the US healthcare system woul d have performed this surgery.  live love laugh   May-29-09 09:10 AM   #113 
     - a famous DUer had to go out of his state to get whipple  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-29-09 11:41 AM   #121 
  - And everyone claims the Canadian system is a bad system  liberal N proud   May-28-09 01:34 PM   #4 
  - The Canadian system is merely a paying mechanism  Oregone   May-28-09 01:40 PM   #11 
  - As a person covered by our national health care system  canetoad   May-28-09 01:36 PM   #5 
  - Howard has a go at it, though through private care  depakid   May-28-09 01:41 PM   #12 
  - Here, even if you have insurance, you have to go home to recuperate. Hospitals are too expensive.  Kablooie   May-29-09 05:59 AM   #99 
  - May I post a link to your story on my company's web site?  rocktivity   May-28-09 01:36 PM   #6 
  - Sure. Go ahead. Thanks n/t.  sixstrings75   May-28-09 01:37 PM   #7 
     - The deed is done.  rocktivity   Jun-04-09 01:36 AM   #134 
  - "how anyone can see it different than this is mind-boggling." Agreed.  ColbertWatcher   May-28-09 01:38 PM   #8 
  - in my opinion, had you been in the US... your father would not be here right now  ejpoeta   May-28-09 01:39 PM   #9 
  - those letters are standard procedure with Insurance Companies...  unapatriciated   May-28-09 10:36 PM   #81 
     - they can try that all they want. my father can't pay them anything. and he didn't leave anything  ejpoeta   May-29-09 06:11 AM   #101 
  - We love you guys! I only wish that Canada would allow US citizens to retire there if they can prove  sinkingfeeling   May-28-09 01:39 PM   #10 
  - You can if you have a relative in Canada to sponsor you  Monk06   May-29-09 02:36 AM   #94 
  - You can retire to Canada.  wolfgangmo   May-29-09 01:36 PM   #128 
  - Huge K&R! nt  gulfcoastliberal   May-28-09 01:44 PM   #13 
  - I just used the Canadian health care system today!  Oregone   May-28-09 01:44 PM   #14 
  - Thank you for your story and best wishes for your Dad...  sutz12   May-28-09 01:47 PM   #15 
  - Thanks, sixstrings75, for your OP!  Spazito   May-28-09 01:47 PM   #16 
  - Wonderful story! And it is great that your Dad is healing.  csziggy   May-28-09 01:49 PM   #17 
  - Geez. That's sad. My dad's employer actually said  sixstrings75   May-28-09 01:55 PM   #20 
  - The US insurance system is set up so you don't have it when you most need it  csziggy   May-28-09 03:03 PM   #35 
  - The treatment of your dad was barbaric  daleo   May-28-09 04:27 PM   #49 
     - It was my brother in law (BIL) but yes, it is barbaric  csziggy   May-28-09 11:58 PM   #86 
        - a little note about preexisting conditions.  wolfgangmo   May-29-09 01:48 PM   #129 
           - Some policies will start covering pre-existing conditions after a certain time  csziggy   May-29-09 04:24 PM   #131 
  - Self-deleted, duplicate post n/t  Spazito   May-28-09 01:49 PM   #18 
  - You are fortunate to live in a civilized country which recognizes that  LibDemAlways   May-28-09 01:53 PM   #19 
  - There's a story in the Minneapolis paper about how United Health  Lydia Leftcoast   May-28-09 01:57 PM   #21 
  - ...  sixstrings75   May-28-09 02:10 PM   #25 
  - Helping  HappyCynic   May-29-09 02:59 AM   #95 
  - Dear gods  kenfrequed   May-28-09 04:26 PM   #46 
     - The first thing I noticed after moving back here was the inrease in right-wing morons  Lydia Leftcoast   May-28-09 04:34 PM   #53 
        - Well no doubt...  kenfrequed   May-28-09 04:56 PM   #56 
  - Please send this to Obama, Bacus, Schumer and, for grins,  Kalyke   May-28-09 02:02 PM   #22 
  - Andy had the Whipple Procedure  sandnsea   May-28-09 02:04 PM   #23 
  - Yep, we had to raise what 50K before  supernova   May-28-09 02:14 PM   #27 
  - and then Freepers got the paypal acct frozen  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-29-09 11:40 AM   #120 
  - First thing I thought of  eridani   May-29-09 01:50 AM   #93 
     - Too many here are ignoring that inconvenient truth....elections are still fixed.  loudsue   May-29-09 08:57 AM   #111 
  - Thank you for writing your story  supernova   May-28-09 02:12 PM   #26 
  - The Repugs no longer have any type of majority.  truedelphi   May-28-09 03:01 PM   #33 
  - Welcome - what a way to start your time here. And thanks to Tommy Douglas  rurallib   May-28-09 02:28 PM   #28 
  - He wasn't elected the greatest Canadian for nothing.  Swede   May-28-09 03:00 PM   #32 
  - Tommy's youth  ImOnlySleeping   May-28-09 05:53 PM   #62 
  - Hi, sixstrings75, from another Canadian  Canuckistanian   May-28-09 02:52 PM   #29 
  - The only way the health insurance industry can get by with it  Lydia Leftcoast   May-28-09 03:01 PM   #34 
     - And people tend to believe the first story they hear  Canuckistanian   May-28-09 03:33 PM   #37 
        - Assuming he would want a Canadian with him  Oregone   May-28-09 03:47 PM   #38 
  - Remember Andy Stephenson's story? The cost here is your life, unless you have a lot of cash on hand.  satya   May-28-09 02:56 PM   #30 
  - Yes, Andy died because he had no insurance. DUers took up a collection  Cleita   May-28-09 03:05 PM   #36 
  - Great post and best wishes to your dad  aquamarina   May-28-09 03:00 PM   #31 
  - I'll have to look that up...give me a day or so. n/t  sixstrings75   May-28-09 04:21 PM   #42 
     - Great - thanks.  aquamarina   May-28-09 04:43 PM   #55 
  - Best wishes for complete recovery and a cancer free life for  lazyriver   May-28-09 03:57 PM   #39 
  - wow great story and welcome to DU....  Joe the Liberal   May-28-09 04:08 PM   #40 
  - your post certainly was not long  undergroundnomore   May-28-09 04:12 PM   #41 
  - thank you for sharing your story  DesertFlower   May-28-09 04:23 PM   #43 
  - Please send this letter to President Obama  crazylikafox   May-28-09 04:24 PM   #44 
  - K&R and bookmarked  jpak   May-28-09 04:26 PM   #45 
  - I am printing this out to show people who tell me that Canadians have bad health coverage.  PassingFair   May-28-09 04:27 PM   #47 
  - Well written sixstrings, I am so glad for your Dad and family.  yy4me   May-28-09 04:27 PM   #48 
  - Excellent post, happy to K&R...  SidDithers   May-28-09 04:30 PM   #50 
  - Thanks for posting your dad's story. If you listen to the right wing  Vinca   May-28-09 04:32 PM   #51 
  - My dad had just been given a clean bill of health from his yearly  emsimon33   May-28-09 04:33 PM   #52 
  - absolutely awesome.  Soylent Brice   May-28-09 04:38 PM   #54 
  - Thanks so much for sharing that story. Welcome to DU. I hope  JimWis   May-28-09 04:59 PM   #57 
  - great post -  flying_wahini   May-28-09 05:03 PM   #58 
  - Sorry? Don't be. You have done a great service by writing this very personal ...  puebloknot   May-28-09 05:08 PM   #59 
  - Thanks for sharing, and good luck  nadinbrzezinski   May-28-09 05:09 PM   #60 
  - I lworked in Canada about 20 years ago - it was great!  Rosa Luxemburg   May-28-09 05:32 PM   #61 
  - give your dad a hug for me  handmade34   May-28-09 06:19 PM   #63 
  - Thank you!  proReality   May-28-09 06:34 PM   #64 
  - I can tell you what would happen if you were in the US.  Jakes Progress   May-28-09 06:34 PM   #65 
  - Thank you for posting and continued well wishes for your Dad...  slipslidingaway   May-28-09 06:38 PM   #66 
  - Canadian health care is wonderful.  C_eh_N_eh_D_eh   May-28-09 06:45 PM   #67 
  - well not entirely true  canucksawbones   May-28-09 08:56 PM   #76 
  - Thanks for your perspective  supernova   May-28-09 10:03 PM   #79 
  - Try getting an appointment in my city  sweetpotato   May-29-09 10:14 AM   #116 
  - Congratulations on being in a country with sensible health care policies  MasonJar   May-28-09 08:23 PM   #68 
  - Thank you! Long post? Nope -- I hung onto every word.  pacalo   May-28-09 08:31 PM   #69 
  - Me too. Read every word!  progressoid   May-28-09 08:35 PM   #70 
     - me too!  DemReadingDU   May-28-09 08:48 PM   #73 
  - What a great story!  bluethruandthru   May-28-09 08:43 PM   #71 
  - ...  Libertas1776   May-28-09 08:44 PM   #72 
  - Thanks - this helps blunt the typical RW argument.  jimlup   May-28-09 08:49 PM   #74 
  - Awesome! So glad you posted about your dad and so glad he's doing well!!  AllyCat   May-28-09 08:50 PM   #75 
  - I am so glad that you told your story.  pleah   May-28-09 09:18 PM   #77 
  - I've had 2 knee replacements on the Australian Medicare-similar  Swagman   May-28-09 09:57 PM   #78 
  - FANTASTIC !  orbitalman   May-28-09 10:15 PM   #80 
  - Thank you for that. Here's wishing your dad  donheld   May-28-09 10:50 PM   #82 
  - I have a good friend in Canada and through her I have great respect for Canadian  glinda   May-28-09 11:31 PM   #83 
  - Bless your dad, sixstrings!  Joe Bacon   May-28-09 11:35 PM   #84 
  - Congrats on your dad's good fortune!  DFW   May-28-09 11:50 PM   #85 
  - awesome post, thank you for posting this! :) best wishes to you and your father! nt  inna   May-29-09 12:14 AM   #87 
  - Great Post!  wundermaus   May-29-09 12:31 AM   #88 
  - I'm very glad your dad is doing well  ProudDad   May-29-09 12:53 AM   #89 
  - K&R. Thank The Great Maker that he wasn't in the hands or our blood-soaked parasites.  Greyhound   May-29-09 12:55 AM   #90 
  - Thanks for sharing  proud patriot   May-29-09 01:05 AM   #91 
  - Amazing story.  Kitty Herder   May-29-09 01:35 AM   #92 
  - WOW!!! Thank you SO much for posting this!!!  DesertDiamond   May-29-09 03:51 AM   #96 
  - Thank you for your OP!  FunkyLeprechaun   May-29-09 04:07 AM   #97 
  - Now, if the Canadian system could identify the Causal factor  Grinchie   May-29-09 04:16 AM   #98 
  - K&R, happy to hear your father  Enthusiast   May-29-09 06:01 AM   #100 
  - K & R  Christa   May-29-09 06:19 AM   #102 
  - Incredible story  boobooday   May-29-09 06:58 AM   #103 
  - K&R  cabbage08   May-29-09 07:55 AM   #104 
  - As a fellow canuck, I have a similiar story  whosinpower   May-29-09 08:01 AM   #105 
  - Thanks for the post.  newfie11   May-29-09 08:03 AM   #106 
  - Best wishes for Dad - Thanks for sharing n/t  Number9Dream   May-29-09 08:04 AM   #107 
  - But..but..a friend of a friend is Canadian and she had to wait 6 months to see a doctor!  nxylas   May-29-09 08:06 AM   #108 
  - and the propaganda begins  NJCher   May-29-09 08:46 AM   #110 
  - great story  barbtries   May-29-09 08:08 AM   #109 
  - ON THE OTHER SIDE, I found a Garage Sale fundraiser...  Festivito   May-29-09 09:00 AM   #112 
  - I am sick & tired of Spaghetti Dinners & Rabies Clinics & all the fundraisers for kids with cancer..  Yellow Horse   Jun-04-09 05:15 AM   #136 
  - "Take away our healthcare system or try to americanize it..."  1955doubledie   May-29-09 09:29 AM   #114 
  - Bless you, your Dad & Canada.  Vidar   May-29-09 09:34 AM   #115 
  - Best wishes to your dad  Prophet 451   May-29-09 10:26 AM   #117 
  - Thanks for the post, important that people hear this.  harun   May-29-09 11:01 AM   #118 
  - All themore reason why we need universal healthcare.  Xenotime   May-29-09 11:04 AM   #119 
  - Thank You So Much  colsohlibgal   May-29-09 12:17 PM   #122 
  - Hugs and thank you for sharing your story. KnR  Pooka Fey   May-29-09 12:49 PM   #123 
  - Welcome to D.U. sixstrings,  Uncle Joe   May-29-09 12:55 PM   #124 
  - K&R from one Canadian to another.  auntAgonist   May-29-09 01:06 PM   #125 
  - We need to begin gathering these stories to combat the crapola in the corporate media!  bobbolink   May-30-09 01:50 PM   #132 
  - Thanks for this. Best to you and your family.  Dangerously Amused   May-29-09 01:11 PM   #126 
  - Welcome to DU!  Strong Atheist   May-29-09 01:21 PM   #127 
  - welcome to DU! great post  dionysus   May-29-09 02:00 PM   #130 
  - WOW! Thanks for all the well wishes.  sixstrings75   Jun-01-09 01:51 PM   #133 
  - Andy Stephenson had the same procedure, and we all went through HELL (including Andy) so he could.  demodonkey   Jun-04-09 05:05 AM   #135 
 

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