Why is it that every time I see someone talking about how horrible socialized health care is they compare it to Russia and never Canada? I am Canadian and I think we have a pretty good system in place. I like knowing that I can take my son to ER or doctors at anytime and never have to worry about medical bills.
I admit I am not following the situation all that closely because it doesn't affect me. But I am wondering why jump on Russia when you have a democratic country with a health care system right here?
Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:12 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
About 70 per cent of Quebec's dentists have opted out of the public health-care system, leaving children under 10 and welfare recipients scrambling. Quebec dentists were working without an agreement from 2003-2008.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:16 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
More than 400 Canadians in the full throes of a heart attack or other cardiac emergency have been sent to the United States because no hospital can provide the lifesaving care they require here. Most of the heart patients who have been sent south since 2003 typically show up in Ontario hospitals, where they are given clot-busting drugs. If those drugs fail to open their clogged arteries, the scramble to locate angioplasty in the United States begins…
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:19 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
 The average wait time for a Canadian awaiting surgery or other medical treatment is now 18.3 weeks, a new high, according to a report released Monday. That's an increase of 97 per cent over 14 years.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:20 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
I have friends and family in Canada who say, as long as you accept what the government gives you, it's great. But they feel Canada is lacking in Technology, Research, and advanced Cancer treatment. Even having to come to the US in 2002 to pay for his Prostate Cancer Treatment. More technology. More accessibility. When the government dictates science, they do it based on MONEY and COST. Not necessarily on the most effective treatment
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:31 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
In the United States, 85 percent of women aged 25 to 64 years have regular PAP smears, compared with 58 percent in Great Britain.
The same is true for mammograms; in the United States, 84 percent of women aged 50 to 64 years get them regularly — a higher percentage than in Australia, Canada or New Zealand, and far higher than the 63 percent of British women.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:33 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:35 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
International comparisons establish that the most important factors in cancer survival are early diagnosis, time to treatment and access to the most effective drugs. Some uninsured cancer patients in the United States encounter problems with timely treatment and access, but a far larger proportion of cancer patients in Europe face these troubles. No country on the globe does as good a job overall as the United States.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:37 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
^ Those Reports were from 2000, I believe.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:40 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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