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August 03, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: UNH , WLP , CI

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#1) On August 03, 2009 at 4:01 PM, givmeabreak (29.21) wrote:

This video is hilarious. Napoleon Dynamite interviewing a very overweight director of the Ontario Health Coalition.

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#2) On August 03, 2009 at 4:11 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

No Kneale, Kudlow, or other Free Marketeer interrupting the guest. No less than brilliant Fox mathematicians, No AEI, or ACU funding. No Insurance company sponsorship....

 

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#3) On August 03, 2009 at 4:54 PM, cthomas1017 (77.02) wrote:

Summary...  

Canada is trying to procecute Brian Day, the chief proponent for privatizing healthcare, for providing private healthcare services.

It's better to have all hospitals run by the government because you can vote for leadership change rather than not having a choice about the care you receive.

There is no difference in providing healthcare whether private or government.

The idea of a healthcare provider trying to maximize their profits is bad.

In Canada, the problem is that patients don't have enough say.  It needs to become more democratic.Hospital executives should be elected by the people, just like city councils, so that they can be more responsive.

There aren't any problems with wait times or wait lists in Canada.

Oops, sorry, can't finish watching.  I have more important things to do... like comtemplating whether my fish should be fed tomorrow.

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#4) On August 03, 2009 at 6:02 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

Summary...  

LOC (Load of crap)

Canada is trying to procecute Brian Day, the chief proponent for privatizing healthcare, for providing private healthcare services.

Canada is trying to prosecute Brian Day for alleged violations of Canadian law. 

It's better to have all hospitals run by the government because you can vote for leadership change rather than not having a choice about the care you receive.

Hospitals are run independently and paid by the Canadians through a Single Payer, the Gov't. Gov't does set payments and Dr's are well enough paid they are not closing their practices, like here in the USA. A Conservative/Libertarian Gov may try to free market their success.

There is no difference in providing healthcare whether private or government.

There is a huge difference in the cost of paying for healthcare when it is done by private insurers instead of Gov't.

The idea of a healthcare provider trying to maximize their profits is bad.

The idea of a healthcare provider trying to "maximize" their profits by violating  the law is bad. And Illegal. And Dishonest. And Cheating. (if he's guilty)

In Canada, the problem is that patients don't have enough say.  It needs to become more democratic.Hospital executives should be elected by the people, just like city councils, so that they can be more responsive.

In Canada, the problem of adding more services to what is covered is being solved by Canadians having their say. In America we keep getting fewer services while spending more.

There aren't any problems with wait times or wait lists in Canada.

Compared to the USA, yes.

Oops, sorry, can't finish watching.  I have more important things to do... like comtemplating whether my fish should be fed tomorrow.

Oops sorry, can't finish listening either.

BTW, fish are good for you, omega 3's and all that.

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#5) On August 03, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Bays (30.76) wrote:

Living in both countries, I could agree that obviously the wait time is longer in Canada than in the US. 

I dont mind waiting half an hour longer at a walk-in clinic when I only have to pay 20 cents for my prescription, and nothing for seeing the doctor.

I stayed 24 hours in the emergency room at the hospital and when I was good to go, I just walked out the door.  No paperwork, no cost.

MRIs and procedures like that are WAY longer in Canada though.  

 

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#6) On August 03, 2009 at 9:15 PM, devoish (99.07) wrote:

Median wait times for MRI's in Canada are 3 weeks.

Wait times in the USA are ?

We don't know. Our system is to disjointed to collect that info, so Canada could be better.

 

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