Klankh79 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:31 am
you guys crack me up. yes, i trust the people a lot more than i trust the press and politicians these days. absolutely. if a citizen of Canada tells some horrific tale of healthcare gone wrong, i have no reason not to take their words at face value.
As a Canadian, I can say that most of the "horror stories" a very few and far between and that overall - Canada's healthcare is fantastic.
Are there wait times? Yes, but it's mainly in parts of Canada with a smaller population and limited amount of doctors and resources.
I personally haven't had to wait long for an MRI, etc. as I live in a big city and I have received excellent healthcare with the added bonus of walking out of there without getting a bill. I wouldn't want things to change at all for an American like system.
It is just unacceptable and disgusting quite frankly that anyone should have to go bankrupt due to medical costs. I know Americans who won't even go to the doctor when they are sick, because due to life's expenses, they can't afford a few hundred dollars to get checked out. In some cases, the problem gets worse because Americans can't even afford to go to their family doctor to get checked out.
That's just wrong on any level.
I can call my family doctor today, see him tomorrow, find out what the problem is and it doesn't cost me a dime. I was born into our system, so it's all I have known regarding paying more in taxes for "free" healthcare, but I am absolutely fine with that because I can't complain at all at the quality of healthcare provided in Canada.