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dhlawrence
Apr. 9th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, political cartoonists. You can bet that he/she wouldn't be drawing that if they'd just had to have a major operation that their insurer decided not to cover.
r_caton
Apr. 9th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
N.
H.
S.

Creaks like heck but it works, by thunder, it works.
dhlawrence
Apr. 9th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Same with OHIP and all the other provincial health agencies over here. If the legends can be believed (and they probably can't), Canadians practically invented socialized medicine.
ccdesan
Apr. 10th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Not bashing what others have, just don't think it's the right road to tread in this country.

If I could get equal care for what I'm paying now, I'd be in favor. What I see happening, however, like any government-run service, is costs going up and accessibility going down.

Wish there were a good answer, because I don't like seeing so many with no coverage at all...
ffcj
Apr. 10th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
Wish there were a good answer, because I don't like seeing so many with no coverage at all...

This is my main point for liking Obama's plans as well.

Yes, we have a compulsory health insurance, yes we have problems due to overhead, yes, they cut down on coverage but took higher rates (Damn you, Ulla Schmidt!). They have plans to reform our health insurance system after the Bundestag election this fall, partly removing the private insurances. We'll see what we get for this, the idea is that the richer and less prone to illness people that mostly went to the cheaper private health insurances come together with the rest in order to make things more fair.

Living without health insurance is one of the major problems I would see in the states...
deckardcanine
Apr. 10th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, I watched Sicko last Sunday. While noting a few inevitable convenient holes (we shouldn't worry about high taxes because that one couple has a nice house?), I have to say that it's nicer, smoother, more careful, better organized, and more optimistic than Fahrenheit 9/11 or Bowling for Columbine. Whether that's enough to make it good is up to you.

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