Skip to comments.Canada's Single-Prayer Health Care (Obamacare Run Amok)
Posted on 06/30/2009 5:13:32 PM PDT by WhiteCastle
Health Reform: A critically ill premature baby is moved to a U.S hospital to get the treatment she couldn't get in the system we're told we should emulate. Cost-effective care? In Canada, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for.Ava Isabella Stinson was born last Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Weighing only two pounds, she was born 13 weeks premature and needed some very special care. Unfortunately, there were no open neonatal intensive care beds for her at St. Joseph's or anywhere else in the entire province of Ontario, it seems.
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Just a little something....
This is no Joke, its the truth:
If people want to get somewhere (example movie theater, grocery shopping...etc..) They will call an ambulance, the ambulance will drive them to the hospital located near the theater or grocery shop this way they don't pay for taxi!!!!
People go grocery shopping, since they don't want to pay for a taxi home, they enter the emergency room go through triage this way they get their taxi payed for...WITH MY TAX MONEY
If any one tells you that medicare is free over here, its NOT!!! I pay 28% tax for my medicare system....
Its the same shitty medicare for every one....
My oldest daughter was born at this gestational age and was the same weight.
Without the NICU here, she would not have made it. Her hospital bill was over a half million dollars. Insurance covered it all.
If Premature babies in Canada are finding it difficult to get the care they need, the health care situation there is dire.
BTW, after a very trying first year, my daughter did great. She is now a happy, healthy and normal 10 year old.
You noticed that too, I see
you are truly blessed.
OK , So, what province do you live in?
I’ve read quite a lot of these stories of people being sent from Canada, by the Canadian health care system, to US medical facilities, but I’ve never once read an accompanying explanation of who pays the bill. Can anybody help out with this? If we’re giving these people free or discounted care, we shouldn’t be, because we’re artificially propping up Canada’s lousy and evil healthcare system with US taxpayer dollars. And if we’re sending the full sticker price bill to the Canadian government and they’re paying it, shouldn’t the Canadian people be asking some hard questions about why this money isn’t being spent to improve and expand the Canadaian facilities?
believe it or not, "No room at the inn" is a VALID MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS!!!
I’m calling BS. Ambulance rides here in Ontario cost $45 billed to the patient, higher if the MD at the hospital reports that it was not medically necessary.
If the patient is referred by a Canadian hospital, the provincial health plan here pays the bill. If the patient goes directly to a US hospital without a referral, they pay out of pocket.
I know a group of physicians in another state that are moving their highly regarded practice to Costa Rica. My BIL is A General Surgeon and is getting out... I plan on some opportunities broadly speaking in the industry here in the U.S. but it will be in the self-pay mkt which will unfold as hc consumers are denied, stalled, denied, stalled, denied, stalled some more.... Now If Osama proscribes that free mkt exchange, too, well, that's quite a dilemma. Costa Rica and Panama are only so big!
You don't understand. Obama is exempt. Members of congress are exempt. They will have their own superior plan.
Congress critters will always take care of themselves. There will always be providers. For them.
I agree with you about physicians for the rest of us. Those I know over 50 are socking it away now while tax rates are relatively low. Once tax rates go up, they’re retiring. They’re only making 40 - 50% of what they bill now. They don’t even bother to bill medicare. It costs more to bill them than what they get in return. The system will kill the golden goose.