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  •  what about Canada? I lived there for years (0+ / 0-)

    my son and two daughters were born there and have always lived there, so I've seen a lot of the difference between the US of $ and Canada.

    One of my grandsons will need physical therapy for long time and last night speaking with one of my daughters she told me about her recent health issues. All of which she attended to by getting an appointment and seeing a couple of doctors...all of that was done without her ever once having to think about money.
    This side of the border they wouldn't be paying monthly mortgage payments to keep their lovely home, that money would all be going to some insurance company for them to dole out to health care people.

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:50:26 AM PST

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    •  aliasalias - I am not defending the US system (0+ / 0-)

      just trying to help people understand why change would be so difficult and that the difference in cost isn't because of single payer versus fee for service.

      Canada represents a good model for the US, but even if we adopted it tomorrow it would not solve the reason why healthcare in the US is so much more expensive than the EU.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 02:30:34 PM PST

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