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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:31 AM

Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted!

Canada's health care system works substantally better than both the US health care system and what one would think if one read US newspapers.

Here is a web page where "myths" about Canadian health care are laid to rest by facts. its worth reading.

http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/PublicationsAndResources/Mythbusters.aspx

below are some random examples of pages that are relevant to the discussion..


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MYTH: User Fees Ensure Better Use of Health Services (Wrong!!!)

MYTH: Canaadas System of healthcare Financing 'is unsustainable'. (Wrong!!!)


PNHP has a web page about this:

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2008/february/10_myths_about_canad.php

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Response to Baobab (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 02:22 PM

1. I'm not sure Americans will take a single class health care system.

 

The health care industry will still survive by offering supplemental policies for those who don't want to wait in the same waiting room as everyone else. Like it or not, it's the American way.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 03:22 PM

2. Who says a two tier system is bad

I'm ok With there being a gold plate option.
The majority need a bottom they can't fall below
If you want to pay for topless nurses go right ahead!
I think you have that right.
The rest of us will wait... But it's usually a short one as most countries set up many small clinics as opposed to sending everyone to one big one.

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Response to MidwestTech (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 03:34 PM

3. I don't think it's bad, but don't think we can easily compare what we end up with here to Canada.

 

And I'm sure it will be many more than two tiers.

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Response to anotherproletariat (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:15 PM

4. Pagers! (Single payer means no supplemental insurances, and no tiers)

They could give everybody a pager when they check in at the desk. Then nobody will have to wait in the waiting room.

Single payer health care has to be single to work. Adding tiers breaks everything. That's why (somebody) spends a lot of money trying to confuse people on that specific issue.

With single payer, everybody is in, all doctors are in network. There are no tiers.

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