"Screw this peace, I'm moving to Syria."
Canada has a good healthcare system though....not to make this a debate about public vs. privatized health care. I'd rather not have to break the bank to stay in the hospital or to get a surgery.
Actually by definition it is free. I get a heart attack, go to the hospital, get taken care of, recover, go home. You get a heart attack, go to the hospital, get taken care of, recover, go home, get bill for 160000 dollars, sell your own house to pay it off, go through hell for the next 5 years to get back what you lost to pay for your heart attack care. I hate the medical view in the states that seems to be "If you are worth money you're worthy of our attention"
No. By definition, it is not free. Somebody has to pay for that care, even if it's through taxes.
That's what the post is saying. If you don't like having health care, why would you move to Canada, where you'll still have it? It's like moving because of the bad economy to Greece, where the economy is also bad.
Yes Pantherfanatic, the issue of people dying while waiting is such a big problem, it alone can immediately strike down the idea of universal healthcare.
In fact, it's such a big problem, 86% of Canadians actually like their healthcare; because we're such suicidal freaks and we love dying.
The US is just getting healthcare and people don't like it because they don't like healthcare in general.
panther: If I was a Pakistani immigrant at age 16 if I show up on the shore of Canada on a floating door with 2 broken legs and a stab wound in my shoulder I would get immediate and full attention by medical staff until fully recovered and it would not cost me a single cent. If I floated up on the US coast in the same condition I would not get much more than a 'Get the fuck out'. It says a TON that American citizens in the states bordering Canada can break an arm and will literally drive north until they're in the nearest Canadian hospital just for care, because no one really wants to sell their car so they can afford to get a cast and 2 metal pins in their arm.
I'd rather not wait 6 months to get the medical care I need. Not to mention, just because you don't pay out of pocket for your medical care does not mean it's free. Nothing is free.
Statefarm: I interpreted it to mean that people don't like the healthcare bill, so they move to Canada where the healthcare is even worse.
From what I understand, people are moving here to Canada so they don't have to go through trouble paying their medical bills, but what they probably don't know is that we pay more taxes here
I don't think so. Though I wouldn't actually move because of the Obamacare, I think it is different than the economy. The economy is just something that is always there, and it will have it's ups and downs in any country. Obamacare is something that has been passed, and it won't be the same in other countries.
I don't think you completely understand the analogy in this post.
Someone apparently doesn't understand how health care works in Canada. But go ahead and call it the worst healthcare in the world at the moment, assert your stupidity.
That analogy went right over your head, my friend.
He didn't call it the worst health care in the world, per se. He was making an analogy. One you clearly failed to grasp.