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To: M Kehoe; Travis McGee

And as we all know, they have a certain degree of rationing in their health care system. In Canada, if your doctor says you need knee replacement surgery, getting an MRI to confirm his diagnosis will take no less than six weeks. Here in the United States, the doctor orders the MRI today and you’re getting the MRI tomorrow.

Once you get the MRI, in Canada the knee replacement surgery gets approved, but then you land on another waiting list and this one’s a year long, or even longer. America, this is your future.


2 posted on 02/23/2013 9:00:55 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan

Bryan, 6 weeks wait for an MRI would be a big improvement

here are the wait times for ottawa area hospitals (the capital of canadian socialist health care)

http://www.waittimes.net/Surgerydi/en/Data.aspx?view=0&Type=0&Modality=3&ModalityType=4&city=ottawa&pc=&dist=0&hosptID=0&str=&period=0&expand=0


9 posted on 02/23/2013 10:12:45 PM PST by Angel Martin (where are we going, and why are we riding in this handbasket?)
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To: Bryan
I met a British couple who had immigrated to Canada. The wife had some serious health problems they felt would be better cared for in Canada than Britain, among other reasons for immigrating.

Unfortunately, the tests in Canada she needed to determine her treatment would be months away. She might have died during this wait for tests.

Wisely, she saw a doctor in the US, who scheduled immediate tests, & prescribed her treatment within 2 weeks. The “free” health care in Canada would have let her die.

When you are really sick, you need help NOW! Any gov’t run health care system will require rationing, meaning, at best, delays in your health care. With gov’t health care, it is in the national interest for retirees & the disabled to die as quickly & cheaply as possible. Rationing guarantees that outcome.

23 posted on 02/24/2013 4:46:52 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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