It is extremely difficult for Americans to now immigrate to most countries with harsh penalties against illegal immigrants.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Not sure the comparison is a good one, being forced to take part some national health care system is probably a bit different than being airlifted to some far off country with rifle in hand.
Back to health care, yes?
Seeing how I currently pay for my health coverage out of pocket and it cost me a bit over 500 a month, what do I have to lose in this whole health care issue? Maybe my freedom to choose to go uninsured? Will I have to wait in line behind some fella at the hospital who is on public assistance just because he is more injured than I am, is that what bothers folks, are some too good to wait behind a poor person for treatment(I think it is)?
Dental and optical are not included in my 500 a month premium, and that goes to show how ****ed our system is, if my eyes are no good and I constantly trip and fall breaking my bones because I cant see, the health insurance will pay to repair my bones but wont cover glasses to keep me from breaking them in the first place. If my teeth are rotten which gives me heart disease, the health insurance will try and fix my heart and yet leave my rotting teeth be.
Where is the logic behind insuring different parts of my body separately other than to make extra money off of each part, glasses for people that cant see and fixing those rotten teeth may very well prevent bigger problems in the long run IMHO. The eyes and mouth have a great deal to do with a persons overall health status. Why don't we have separate insurance for each part of the body, like foot insurance, arm insurance and torso insurance?
The health insurance system in the US seems to be driven by greed and not care, the CEO gets a raise and investors receive higher dividend payments if my insurance company simply denies my claims.
Back to the people who want to run to Canada, I would say don't let the door hit you on the way out, oh and don't forget to turn in those passports to make it appear more official.
No one is going to move to Canada because of ObamaCare, other than it may increase how many super rich and jobs continue to leave the USA.
To bad we can't force China and India to pass a similar PPACA.
Last edited by joko104; 06-28-12 at 11:26 PM.
With canadas health law, canadians that come to Florida to winter here...have X amount of months that they are covered by canadian health care here in florida...there are clinics that are set up with signage that they cater to Canadian Patients, I believe they have paid coverage here till the first of april, after that they must return to canada if they want canadian health coverage.
At least in Canada they won't be forced to pay for expensive healthcare insurance that cover's them for everything other than the most serious and chronic of ailments without the excessive sums and debts.
Yes through manageable and fair taxes. But they will be completely covered.GREAT...they can pay for universal health care there...lol NOTHING is free
Private healthcare has two motives however. Providing healthcare and making a profit (because that is precisely what being private entails). And guess which of the two takes precedence? Insurance companies do pretty much everything to hold onto the money and wont give it up easily, you're better off going to Canada than staying in America and paying for private healthcare insurance. Hence why, according to the UN, the U.S is listed 38 out of 194 countries in ascending order of highest life expectancy, which is lower than Cuba and significantly lower than Canada - truly shameful. Typical example of a country with vast amounts of wealth with only a fraction of the populace benefiting.
Hell, i'd argue your better off moving to Cuba let alone Canada.
Last edited by kaya'08; 06-29-12 at 06:04 AM.
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