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I'm Canadian, and I have the luxury of public healthcare right now. Why is private healthcare in Canada even being considered? And what other options do we have?
Please rephrase that to make sense. You said..neurocomp2003 said:it comes down to it who gets an organ when it becomes available..the private health care or public health care? Is it wher ethe person donating dies? So then you can pay for your organs...and the people who needed it the most or first ont eh list don't get priority? So money dictates whose life is more important.
and didnt prove it. There are lists of peopel in need of different organs, first come first serve... not who pays more money. I also think you made the assumption somewhere that people who get organs dont deserve them and dont need them........its being considered cuz the rich want to pay for the right to jump ahead of hte lines.
Nope, American... show me the article, sounds disgusting.neurocomp2003 said:you canadian? its all over the news. where someguy doesn't want to wait inline so he wants to pay for private health care to bypass the line.
Heal thyself, snowback!student007 said:I'm Canadian, and I have the luxury of public healthcare right now. Why is private healthcare in Canada even being considered? And what other options do we have?
That is absolutely true here in the USA. Our health costs are through the roof because of the privatization of medicine. It's a viscious cycle of high costs being passed on to those willing and able to pay from those unable or unwilling to pay for their medical services. I believe the malpractice insurance that doctors must carry also contributes to the high costs, as well as the lawsuits.devil-fire said:... also heard that treatment costs more in the usa then in canada, like it costs a hospital more money to give someone advil or a bed for 2 weeks or a CT scan in the usa then in canada Because of the way the privitized system in the usa works
I don't understand the logic here, quite frankly. If anything, a private system discourages frivolous visits more than a public system since it is more likely to force you to pay for those visits. Or at least reconsider those visits due to economic factors.Kerrie said:IMO, I think a public health system in any country is good because it sorts out the real needs of those with real issues from those who run to the doctor for a cold, like they tend to do here in the USA. I know one family (in the US) here) who runs their children to the doctor for such minor things, and their children are on several different medications (for issues like constipation for example). This is a family that eats out constantly to pizza and McDonald's instead of focusing on a well balanced diet with fruit and vegetables. *Steps off soap box* Yes, our health system in the USA is severely in need of change.