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Old 11-13-2008, 06:47 AM   #41
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Kane would you swap your healthcare system for the American system? Or is that a stupid question.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:53 AM   #42
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with my dental insurance...which is only like $10 a month...you pay for your first cleaning and then the rest are free.

but....i never go to the dentist

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i take home about 72% of my paycheck...and barely any of that 28% goes to healthcare....just regular old taxes.
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Kane would you swap your healthcare system for the American system? Or is that a stupid question.
I don't really know a whole lot about the American system, but no I don't think I would. If (god forbid) something serious ever did happen to me, I wouldn't even want to know what the bill would be or have to worry if insurance would cover it. At least I know I won't have to worry about not being able to get medical treatment. That's just my opinion though.

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Old 11-13-2008, 07:29 AM   #46
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If an ambulance is called, you pay half of the ambulance charge as well. Its roughly $100 for an ambulance (in my area), so you pay 50 bones.
a ride in an ambulence here can cost thousands, depending on what is wrong with you.

I'm not a big fan of socialized anything, for many reasons. But our system in this country is at best, ridiculous. I've always had good insurance, so I can't complain, but for the uninsured in the country, medical bills can really break you.

I would be a hardcore advocate for socialized medicine in this country, if it wasn't being lobbied for by just about every big pharma company out there.

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i take home about 72% of my paycheck...and barely any of that 28% goes to healthcare....just regular old taxes.

I take home about 55% of my check -
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Something else I remembered.

When I was living in Ontario I had a great job , we didn't have to pay anything for health care ( my work did ) . Then I lost my job and moved to Alberta. Once we registered with the province we had to start paying Health Care.
I remember getting a bill for $500 one month and this was because I didn't have a good job when I first got here.... By the end of the year we had to pay over $2500 in Health care bills and we never went to the hospital or doctor once.

We did fight it and ended up with a settle , but still I was in shock big time !

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I take home about 55% of my check -
Between 35 and 40% of my checks go to taxes and medical/dental/vision, and I want to snap sometimes.
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I'm with you HG. Then we have to pay more taxes on top of what we want to buy. Plus Housing taxes.....So many it's not funny

I bet by the time it's all said and done a person prob pays 90% of their check in tax ( after food tax , cost of living , heating tax , house tax , road tax, water tax, garbage tax , electric , phone , internet , tv all taxes ,more,tax on top of tax ) We need to make a stand one of these days
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