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123. $720 a year? Try over $1000 per month. And that's for
mediocre Cigna coverage.
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  -Here is my own personal Canadian healthcare horror story. Swede  Jun-10-11 10:46 PM   #0 
  - Medical care heaven  northoftheborder   Jun-10-11 10:48 PM   #1 
  - Part Two...  BadtotheboneBob   Jun-11-11 03:38 PM   #109 
     - Interesting.  PotatoChip   Jun-11-11 08:29 PM   #125 
        - I think you missed VA as in Veterans Administration. n/t  TexasProgresive   Jun-11-11 09:29 PM   #126 
        - Aha, yes indeed I did  PotatoChip   Jun-11-11 10:29 PM   #135 
           - $#%#&  PotatoChip   Jun-11-11 11:30 PM   #142 
        - No...  BadtotheboneBob   Jun-11-11 10:21 PM   #132 
           - Wow that is great!  PotatoChip   Jun-11-11 10:36 PM   #137 
  - You poor devil...  kristopher   Jun-10-11 10:49 PM   #2 
  - I see so many heartbreaking stories from my fellow American DUers.  Swede   Jun-10-11 10:51 PM   #5 
     - Reading some of the horror stories of corporate health "care"  gejohnston   Jun-11-11 10:16 PM   #130 
  - Oh, the Humanity!  NYC_SKP   Jun-10-11 10:50 PM   #3 
  - You forgot to mention the 9-year wait you had to endure.  Doctor_J   Jun-10-11 10:51 PM   #4 
  - You are actually getting medical care?  Brigid   Jun-10-11 10:51 PM   #6 
  - Damn You Soshulist!11!!!11 nt  The Midway Rebel   Jun-10-11 10:51 PM   #7 
  - OMG! i'm shocked! Just shocked!  shireen   Jun-10-11 10:52 PM   #8 
  - I had cataract surgery and you won't regret it in the least!  lunatica   Jun-10-11 10:52 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for the heads up.  Swede   Jun-10-11 10:54 PM   #11 
     - Good idea. You'll really want to keep your eyes closed because the light hurts  lunatica   Jun-10-11 11:04 PM   #15 
     - Lunatica is right--you'll never regret having the cataract fixed.  classof56   Jun-11-11 11:26 AM   #60 
     - You probably will want a cab or a driver  dflprincess   Jun-11-11 10:26 PM   #133 
  - That's just awful. Clearly, Canada needs some good old fashioned American health insurance  Hugabear   Jun-10-11 10:53 PM   #10 
  - Scarey.  lonestarnot   Jun-10-11 10:54 PM   #12 
  - You are so mean.  aquart   Jun-10-11 10:54 PM   #13 
  - Right. But you *have* been waiting 6 years for this surgery, no?  Nye Bevan   Jun-10-11 10:56 PM   #14 
  - 8 month wait.  Swede   Jun-10-11 11:05 PM   #16 
  - That's sort of a long wait  Mimosa   Jun-11-11 04:42 PM   #113 
  - wrong  fascisthunter   Jun-11-11 11:36 AM   #63 
  - Fox News: Socialist nanny state is confiscating Canadians' cataracts  struggle4progress   Jun-10-11 11:13 PM   #17 
  - LOL !..... I wish I could rec a reply !  RagAss   Jun-11-11 07:57 AM   #33 
  - OMG!  Wind Dancer   Jun-11-11 09:53 AM   #45 
  - lolz  JNelson6563   Jun-11-11 01:21 PM   #88 
  - +1  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-11-11 02:06 PM   #97 
  - HaHa  StevesRedLens   Jun-12-11 08:32 AM   #146 
  - I see you didn't have to cross the border for that  Cleita   Jun-10-11 11:21 PM   #18 
  - I had to pay for mine out of pocket, about $15,000 with a transplant  Warpy   Jun-10-11 11:54 PM   #19 
  - I am still fighting over payment on a MRI after a auto accident.  roamer65   Jun-11-11 09:48 AM   #43 
  - Hilarious. You are so funny!  juajen   Jun-11-11 02:32 PM   #102 
  - It's new MEXICO!! clearly it's mexico not america!  ejpoeta   Jun-11-11 02:56 PM   #106 
     - New Mexico? Well, I'll be danged....  jberryhill   Jun-11-11 09:29 PM   #127 
  - You waited eight months? Good grief!  Zax2me   Jun-11-11 12:11 AM   #20 
  - My FIL didn't wait that long  laundry_queen   Jun-11-11 12:23 AM   #22 
  - Must be nice to have insurance.  kestrel91316   Jun-11-11 12:44 AM   #26 
  - I waited six...  onyourleft   Jun-11-11 07:37 AM   #29 
  - It was no big rush,my optometrist said do it when I felt it was time.  Swede   Jun-11-11 09:54 AM   #46 
  - That's how it was with my Dad, too.  polly7   Jun-11-11 12:07 PM   #70 
  - iirc, cataracts are easier to remove if they are a certain size or thickness.  Lars39   Jun-11-11 10:00 AM   #48 
  - Which Province are you in? Here in BC to see an Ophthalmologist takes  akbacchus_BC   Jun-11-11 12:12 AM   #21 
  - I'm in the country with the  Cleita   Jun-11-11 12:34 AM   #24 
     - A specialist usually takes me 3-4 months.  roamer65   Jun-11-11 09:51 AM   #44 
        - Not sure how one relates to the other  SnakeEyes   Jun-11-11 02:21 PM   #99 
           - no the people against single payer try to claim that canada and other places  ejpoeta   Jun-11-11 03:00 PM   #108 
  - Tragic.  krispos42   Jun-11-11 12:33 AM   #23 
  - I haven't seen a doctor for so much as a hangnail in 6 years. I have no  kestrel91316   Jun-11-11 12:40 AM   #25 
  - Bwahahahaha!  chervilant   Jun-11-11 12:10 PM   #71 
  - You poor bastard. Thankfully American GI's gave their lives at Normanday to spare us the same fate.  Scuba   Jun-11-11 05:26 AM   #27 
  - American GI's gave their lives, in good part, so that  whathehell   Jun-11-11 10:18 PM   #131 
     - Not to mention British and Canadians that also  gejohnston   Jun-11-11 10:59 PM   #139 
        - Yes, I'm aware of that.  whathehell   Jun-12-11 07:16 AM   #143 
  - Holy moly, how do you cope?  FlyByNight   Jun-11-11 07:31 AM   #28 
  - How does it feel, living NEXT DOOR to the Greatest Country?  WinkyDink   Jun-11-11 07:38 AM   #30 
  - It make me really envious  dflprincess   Jun-11-11 10:34 PM   #136 
  - OMG! You poor third world non-American!  tabasco   Jun-11-11 07:45 AM   #31 
  - Took you 8 months and no cash - seems like 6 months and $2000 in the US  SmileyRose   Jun-11-11 07:53 AM   #32 
  - The Horror, The Horror - You Were Ill, You Were Treated, You Are Better!  cantbeserious   Jun-11-11 08:31 AM   #34 
  - Oh the Tyranny!  QuintanarooBoy   Jun-11-11 08:32 AM   #35 
  - You're lucky the death panel decided to spare you...  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-11-11 08:34 AM   #36 
  - You're sucking off the public teat. Shame !!!  jerseyjack   Jun-11-11 08:49 AM   #37 
  - My God. The humanity.  Jakes Progress   Jun-11-11 08:50 AM   #38 
  - that's nothing!  mikeyDE   Jun-11-11 09:06 AM   #39 
  - Good luck!  KitSileya   Jun-11-11 09:15 AM   #40 
  - And you're in Norway, right?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-11-11 11:21 AM   #59 
     - Yes. And I am very satisfied with my health care too.  KitSileya   Jun-12-11 08:13 AM   #144 
        - And many Americans would say that the drug addict deserves to suffer  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-12-11 06:36 PM   #149 
  - That wait time is just horrible!  bluethruandthru   Jun-11-11 09:28 AM   #41 
  - Here is my own personal English Healthcare horror story.  Snoutport   Jun-11-11 09:35 AM   #42 
  - Mine was similar  quakerboy   Jun-11-11 10:42 AM   #52 
     - Nice when the Dr's are doing their job instead of medicaid billing  Snoutport   Jun-11-11 11:38 AM   #64 
  - OMG  matt819   Jun-11-11 09:55 AM   #47 
  - The horror!  Iggo   Jun-11-11 10:00 AM   #49 
  - How do you put up with that?  AngryOldDem   Jun-11-11 10:02 AM   #50 
  - You poor..  GTurck   Jun-11-11 10:19 AM   #51 
  - As a TOURIST, I had free HC in: Canada; England; A'dam; Portugal.  WinkyDink   Jun-11-11 10:47 AM   #53 
  - Yes, traveling in Europe as a teenager with my family  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-11-11 11:27 AM   #61 
  - I don't get free health care in Canada, and I live here.  OnlinePoker   Jun-11-11 11:34 AM   #62 
  - Yes please.  Overseas   Jun-11-11 12:03 PM   #68 
  - The NHS in the UK is a broken model for so many people there, so not a good comparison  stockholmer   Jun-11-11 02:58 PM   #107 
  - It's different from province to province, I believe Ontario, B.C. and Alberta  polly7   Jun-11-11 12:12 PM   #73 
  - No premiums in AB any more, they changed it. nt  laundry_queen   Jun-11-11 06:19 PM   #122 
  - Of course health care is not technically "free"  Go2Peace   Jun-11-11 01:28 PM   #91 
  - Gee, that's $60 a month!  Enthusiast   Jun-11-11 05:58 PM   #120 
  - $720 a year? Try over $1000 per month. And that's for  TBF   Jun-11-11 07:30 PM   #123 
  - I pay nearly $500 a month for two people in the U.S.  xmas74   Jun-11-11 10:27 PM   #134 
  - I had an emergency root canal in Belize City, Belize - $36dollars & 50cents.  Divernan   Jun-11-11 01:02 PM   #84 
  - Those countries have reciprocal healthcare agreements with the US?  Violet_Crumble   Jun-11-11 04:39 PM   #112 
     - Dirty little secret....  jberryhill   Jun-11-11 09:33 PM   #128 
        - That makes sense...  Violet_Crumble   Jun-11-11 10:38 PM   #138 
           - That's okay...  jberryhill   Jun-11-11 11:07 PM   #140 
  - Thanks for sharing the truth about health care in the civilized world  nonperson   Jun-11-11 10:48 AM   #54 
  - Good luck Monday!...  SidDithers   Jun-11-11 10:50 AM   #55 
  - I help a man with a TBI, who is going to get this surgery  G_j   Jun-11-11 10:56 AM   #56 
  - K&R  walerosco   Jun-11-11 11:02 AM   #57 
  - I wish I hadn't read this post.  drm604   Jun-11-11 11:19 AM   #58 
  - How much will insurance company executives get paid for doing their part?  moondust   Jun-11-11 11:38 AM   #65 
  - HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SHRED   Jun-11-11 11:48 AM   #66 
  - The HORROR is  TomClash   Jun-11-11 12:01 PM   #67 
  - When idiots tell me Canadians hate their "socialized medicine"....  JohnnyRingo   Jun-11-11 12:06 PM   #69 
  - Can't have  lsewpershad   Jun-11-11 12:12 PM   #72 
  - There are surgeons in Canada??? OMG!!!  Vinca   Jun-11-11 12:17 PM   #74 
  - Oh the horror!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BrklynLiberal   Jun-11-11 12:20 PM   #75 
  - I had the same thing done...t no personal expense to me. I love medicare.  Auntie Bush   Jun-11-11 12:21 PM   #76 
  - Highly K&Red  Mimosa   Jun-11-11 12:21 PM   #77 
  - Health defense to me is as important as military defense  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jun-11-11 12:47 PM   #78 
  - +1  L0oniX   Jun-11-11 01:10 PM   #86 
  - Sarah Palin wants your healthcare to go away  Joey Liberal   Jun-11-11 12:58 PM   #79 
  - And she can easily afford her own cataract surgery, so why should she care  valerief   Jun-11-11 01:01 PM   #83 
     - She wants Canada to drop their Healthcare Plan  Joey Liberal   Jun-11-11 04:42 PM   #114 
  - Good lord, is there no mercy?  valerief   Jun-11-11 12:59 PM   #80 
  - How horrible. Why would anyone want that for the USA?  Deep13   Jun-11-11 12:59 PM   #81 
  - I have cataracts in both eyes.  louis-t   Jun-11-11 01:00 PM   #82 
  - I hope you can find it Louis. Friends, family .... leave a jar at a business if  polly7   Jun-11-11 01:24 PM   #89 
  - In America, even if you have insurance it doesn't mean you can afford to use it.  livingonearth   Jun-11-11 01:28 PM   #90 
  - A bureaucratic nightmare!  Zambero   Jun-11-11 01:06 PM   #85 
  - so the death panels...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-11-11 01:20 PM   #87 
  - I didn't see THAT coming  Inchworm   Jun-11-11 01:32 PM   #92 
  - I had the same Health Canada horror show experience as well  jpak   Jun-11-11 01:33 PM   #93 
  - I am so sorry that you have to endure such a horror.  GoCubsGo   Jun-11-11 01:33 PM   #94 
  - Do you need a butler?  Jim Lane   Jun-11-11 01:41 PM   #95 
  - That is NOT fair!  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-11-11 02:03 PM   #96 
  - Having to wait 8 months for this surgery isnt bad  SnakeEyes   Jun-11-11 02:18 PM   #98 
  - Oh, The Horror...  wundermaus   Jun-11-11 02:29 PM   #100 
  - But that is so un-American!  Beavker   Jun-11-11 02:31 PM   #101 
  - Yea but if you have a real problem you will rush over to our "Best int the world" health care  Vincardog   Jun-11-11 02:43 PM   #103 
  - You had to wait a WHOLE HOUR??? For a  JAnthony   Jun-11-11 02:45 PM   #104 
  - damn government getting in between you and your doctor!! death panels!!  ejpoeta   Jun-11-11 02:55 PM   #105 
  - Damn Socalist.  bahrbearian   Jun-11-11 04:11 PM   #110 
  - Love it!!! Canada sent a Lear jet for my friend's Mom in fl  flpab   Jun-11-11 04:19 PM   #111 
  - My son had first time seizures ever on a Friday  riverbendviewgal   Jun-11-11 04:46 PM   #115 
  - How horrifying  Canuckistanian   Jun-11-11 05:22 PM   #116 
  - Damn, that makes me hate this country! n-t  Logical   Jun-11-11 05:24 PM   #117 
  - Serves you right for living in that wasteland!  Fuddnik   Jun-11-11 05:26 PM   #118 
  - That's socialism!  Enthusiast   Jun-11-11 05:54 PM   #119 
  - K&R  avebury   Jun-11-11 06:16 PM   #121 
  - That's ...  Lenomsky   Jun-11-11 07:57 PM   #124 
  - Rubbing it in again, huh?  whathehell   Jun-11-11 10:12 PM   #129 
  - Here is my own personal Medicare horror story  ooglymoogly   Jun-11-11 11:16 PM   #141 
  - OH, THE HUMANITY of you Canadian's socialized medicine  StevesRedLens   Jun-12-11 08:20 AM   #145 
  - So what? The only thing you'll see more clearly is Canadian Socialist Hell  jberryhill   Jun-12-11 04:13 PM   #147 
  - I want government health care here now!  Rochester   Jun-12-11 04:50 PM   #148 
 

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