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|11-06-2007, 09:29 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wheatland, Iowa
Hillarycare: What we're in for if we don't stop her
Health Care that The United States Does NOT WANT.....
Please pass on to your family/friends
This was sent from Canada to a friend in the States.
I saw on the news up here in Canada where Hillary Clinton
introduced her new health care plan. Something similar to what we have
in Canada. I also heard that Michael Moore was raving about the health
care up here in Canada in his latest movie. As your friend and someone
who lives with the Canada health care plan I thought I would give you
some facts about this great medical plan that we have in Canada.
First of all:
1) The health care plan in Canada is not free. We pay a premium
every month of $96. for Shirley and I to be covered. Sounds great eh.
What they don't tell you is how much we pay in taxes to keep the health
care system afloat. I am personally in the 55% tax bracket. Yes 55% of
my earnings go to taxes. A large portion of that and I am not sure of
the exact amount goes directly to health care our #1 expense.
2) I would not classify what we have as health care plan, it is
more like a health diagnosis system. You can get into to see a doctor
quick enough so he can tell you "yes indeed you are sick or you need an
operation" but now the challenge becomes getting treated or operated on.
We have waiting lists out the ying yang some as much as 2 years down the
3) Rather than fix what is wrong with you the usual tactic in
Canada is to prescribe drugs. Have a pain here is a drug to take- not
what is causing the pain and why. No time for checking you out because
it is more important to move as many patients thru as possible each hour
for Government re-imbursement
4) Many Canadians do not have a family Doctor.
5) Don't require emergency treatment as you may wait for hours in
the emergency room waiting for treatment.
6) Shirley's dad cut his hand on a power saw a few weeks back and
it required that his hand be put in a splint - to our surprise we had to
pay $125. for a splint because it is not covered under health care plus
we have to pay $60. for each visit for him to check it out each week.
7) Shirley's cousin was diagnosed with a heart blockage. Put on a
waiting list . Died before he could get treatment.
8) Government allots so many operations per year. When that is
done no more operations, unless you go to your local newspaper and plead
your case and embarrass the government then money suddenly appears.
9)The Government takes great pride in telling us how much more
they are increasing the funding for health care but waiting lists never
get shorter. Government just keeps throwing money at the problem but it
never goes away. But they are good at finding new ways to tax us, but
they don't call it a tax anymore it is now a user fee.
10) A friend needs an operation for a blockage in her leg but
because she is a smoker they will not do it. Despite paying into the
health care system all these years. My friend is 65 years old. Now
there is talk that maybe we should not treat fat and obese people either
because they are a drain on the health care system. Let me see now,
what we want in Canada is a health care system for healthy people only.
That should reduce our health care costs.
11) Forget getting a second opinion, what you see is what you get.
12) I can spend what money I have left after taxes on booze,
cigarettes, junk food and anything else that could kill me but I am not
allowed by law to spend my money on getting an operation I need because
that would be jumping the queue. I must wait my turn except if I am a
hockey player or athlete then I can get looked at right away. Go
figure. Where else in the world can you spend money to kill yourself but
not allowed to spend money to get healthy.
13) Oh did I mention that immigrants are covered automatically at
tax payer expense having never contributed a dollar to the system and
pay no premiums.
14) Oh yeah, we now give free needles to drug users to try and
keep them healthy. Wouldn't want a sickly druggie breaking into your
house and stealing your things. But people with diabetes who pay into
the health care system have to pay for their needles because it is not
covered by the health care system.
I send this out not looking for sympathy but as the election looms
in the states you will be hearing more and more about universal health
care down there and the advocates will be pointing to Canada. I just
want to make sure that you hear the truth about health care up here and
have some food for thought and informed questions to ask when broached
with this subject.
Step wisely and don't make the same mistakes we have.