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mad matt 11-10-2008 02:21 PM

So ive just watched this film called Sicko, its showing on sky1 ( by Michael Moore) The jist of the film is the American healthcare and how some cant afford it, shocking i thought! Have you guys in the States seen this film and is it that bad?

EricT 11-10-2008 02:24 PM

Land of the brave and home of the uninsured.

I knew a older guy who had more money than God who had medicare help pay for his kidney transplant. Meanwhile, there are uninsured children who can't get a heart transplant or something.

mad matt 11-10-2008 02:42 PM

Eric how do you guys stand for it? there would be riots if they took free healthcare away from us, the queen would be flogged just for good measure:)

J-Rock 11-10-2008 05:03 PM

Yes our healthcare isn't free, but in Canada and England you may wait 6 months to get a much needed CAT scan or MRI. In the US our technology is constantly being upgraded and us the taxpayers are paying for it.

TALO 11-10-2008 05:12 PM

It's not FREE here either. They take it off of our pay checks. I pay over $100 a month and I never use the shit. Plus we don't have to wait 6 months to get a MRI or CAT. I hate how the media leads everyone to believe things. You want the facts then you have to find out for yourself.

But I'm sure if there was a homless person that needed help ( that dosen't have health care) our hospitals wouldn't turn them down. So I guess it's free for people that don't have jobs ! which is not right either.

Kane 11-10-2008 05:17 PM

^^I agree with TALO. Everyone thinks our healthcare is free. The only truth to that is that there are no fees to pay when you go to the doctor, but you pay every paycheque, sick or not.

Canada isn't a third world country, we've got technology too lol.

TALO, the homeless guy would have to have his healthcard with him or he would be screwed :biglaugh:

TALO 11-10-2008 05:28 PM


TALO, the homeless guy would have to have his healthcard with him or he would be screwed
:biglaugh: True , or they would trust him to bring it back next time :D

Kane 11-10-2008 05:45 PM


J-Rock 11-10-2008 06:51 PM

Hey hey hey... I didn't mean to offend either of you. Basically I am saying that US healthcare costs are so high because this country is constantly upgrading more than any other country. That and baby boomers are sucking up all the medicare, which I am paying and will never see a dime.

I had no idea you had to pay for healthcare. The medications are still free right?

TALO 11-10-2008 06:59 PM

No the medications are not free. Only if you have a good job - and even then you still have to pay for it some way.

I thought the medicare was so high in the US because of all the insurance companies keep ripping people off .

And you haven't offend either of us , were just saying how it is.

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