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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Jesus.

    Dumbest thing I've read in awhile.

    Don't know what country you're talking about.

    But it ain't Canada.
    http://www.fpechs.com/docs/2010_01_28_ERdoctors.pdf

    Canada is one of the few countries in the world, Cuba and North Korea as well, which prohibits private care, no matter what the qualifications of the doctor.

    This is starting to change, only because those with money have been able to go to the States for treatment, and that the system itself is obviously failing.

    It is unsustainable, and everyone should know it.

    "Because of economic and demographic trends, Canadian provinces are going to have to make some tough choices when it comes to health spending. A recent article in The Economist described the scope of the challenge:

    Health spending, which is administered by the provinces, has increased from nearly 35% of their budgets in 1999 to 46% today. In Ontario, the most populous province, it is set to reach 80% by 2030, leaving pennies for everything else the government does, not counting tax increases or new federal transfers. The biggest culprit is prescription drugs, which have seen their share of public-health spending triple since 1980".

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it appears that a disproportionate share of health care dollars are spent prolonging the inevitable

    maybe its time that should change
    death panels, anyone?

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by Pull My Finger View Post
    we even spend too much keeping people alive who’d rather be dead

    at least the bud in BC is strong enough to tune them out, and I won’t be doing 10 years for having a roach in my ashtray
    death panels and dope

    even better

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    ^ It's sad that people know so little about Canada, and what they think they know is informed by politics only.

    This thread is about the election, not UHC or death panels.

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by Pull My Finger View Post
    Not to start a war on whose country is better, but it had to be said…

    I won’t claim our healthcare system is without its faults, but NOBODY gets denied because they don’t have insurance. NOBODY I know has gone broke because of an illness… From what I remember, Canada’s books weren’t in as bad a shape as the US’s when the meltdown happened, and I’d rather invest in just about ANY dollar than the US’s right now…

    I’ve witnessed long waits for some people with health problems, but I’ve NEVER seen or heard of anyone dying because they couldn’t get care. As bubba pointed out, we even spend too much keeping people alive who’d rather be dead.

    If you are near deaths door, you get bumped to the head of the line, pronto, even if you have to take it upon yourself to go to emergency… We have too many people using Emergency for silly reasons, that’s about it…

    I would agree that is one of the dumbest things I’ve read in awhile. Not partisan at all either.

    But, back to topic, yes, we have a bunch of effing yahoo’s running our country too. Canadians had two concerns of late.

    1. Keeping their jobs, job creation
    2. NO ELECTION

    Ah well, at least the bud in BC is strong enough to tune them out, and I won’t be doing 10 years for having a roach in my ashtray…

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Forcing people into healthcare is anti-liberal.
    I so agree

    Why yesterday I was forced to get an xray by the health nazis of canada. I heard they are going to force prostate exams next month on everyone
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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    ^ It's sad that people know so little about Canada, and what they think they know is informed by politics only.

    This thread is about the election, not UHC or death panels.
    You'll see just as many uninformed people, including Canadians, commenting on the United States. A good way to get informed is to have your ideas and opinions challenged.

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    The results will be the same as the last election. Minority government until the parties change their leaders.

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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnhockey View Post
    The results will be the same as the last election. Minority government until the parties change their leaders.
    I dunno. I think the Conservatives have got a shot at winning (mainly because the other party leaders are a joke right now). And a majority Conservative party lead by Harper scares me.
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    Re: Canadian government falls, election set for May

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    death panels, anyone?
    Heck if you're going to do away with pensions, might as well put 'em to sleep.
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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