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Twitter: An American asks Canadians if they prefer their healthcare or would like the USA model (Original Post) Swede Dec 2021 OP
One of the disinformation guys fesses up. Swede Dec 2021 #1
Not just no, but hell no. MrsCheaplaugh Dec 2021 #2
A former co-worker once told me that "all Canadians hate their healthcare system Picaro Dec 2021 #3
Mr. Potter Pantagruel Dec 2021 #4
Working in So Fla we would get lots of French Canadians down there for the winter, aka snowbirds mitch96 Dec 2021 #5
Bullshit. Swede Dec 2021 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author mitch96 Dec 2021 #8
There is no wait time for critical care. Swede Dec 2021 #9
This is what I was told by a Canadian patient many years ago. Take or leave the bullshit.. mitch96 Dec 2021 #10
One person said it so it must be true. Swede Dec 2021 #11
"One person said it so it must be true."... Feel better now? Two people make it false? mitch96 Dec 2021 #12
Seen this before posted by rightwingers. Swede Dec 2021 #14
They don't exactly drop everything here to see you either. durablend Dec 2021 #7
It's run by each individual province. roamer65 Dec 2021 #15
Tommy Douglas is the Father of Canadian Healthcare and is ms liberty Dec 2021 #13
Given the education level of your average Canadian bluecollar2 Dec 2021 #16
If it wasn't for the VA healthcare system, I doubt I would have lived this long. marie999 Dec 2021 #17
Our healthcare places people in the kind of debt that many people around the world would not believe BeckyDem Dec 2021 #18

Picaro

(1,468 posts)
3. A former co-worker once told me that "all Canadians hate their healthcare system
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 12:12 PM
Dec 2021

I used to work with a guy that became a fanatical Trumper. He once told me that “all Canadians hate their healthcare system“.

at the time, I lived in a neighborhood that was heavily populated with Nortel employees. Many of these people were my friends and I often asked them how they felt about their healthcare system and how they felt about the US system.

Every single one of them told me that they had loved their healthcare system while living in Canada and found the US system (even with excellent insurance) to be confusing and very expensive.

So, I challenged him on this and asked him where he’d heard this. He came back with that he had a cousin who is married to a Canadian that hated their healthcare system and therefore all Canadians hated their healthcare system.

I pointed out to him that this was a glaring logical fallacy and that one person saying that they hated the Canadian healthcare system could not ever be construed as all Canadians hated their healthcare system. Needless to say, I had absolutely no impact on his view.

Stupidity combined with willful ignorance is America’s greatest threat. This kind of attitude is what has led to the massive death toll from Covid. None are so blind as those who will not see.

mitch96

(13,652 posts)
5. Working in So Fla we would get lots of French Canadians down there for the winter, aka snowbirds
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 12:45 PM
Dec 2021

Many would get medical procedures done while their stay in the US b/c they did not have to wait. It would cost the Canadian health care system more than if it was done in Canada. The Canadian gov't shut that down "tout suite" to the point where we hardly ever saw Canadian patients.. One patient told me it was a good system once you got to the doctor you needed. The problem was the wait. Her grandfather died while waiting for a "lung hospital" bed to treat his cancer..
Some good some bad...
and so it goes...
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Response to Swede (Reply #6)

mitch96

(13,652 posts)
12. "One person said it so it must be true."... Feel better now? Two people make it false?
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 01:09 PM
Dec 2021

What do I know.. I'm just getting Canadian info from a Canadian, bitching about her health care system down here in 'Merica... Ours sucks too...
Canada 10, US 11... The name of the game is to not get sick...
https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2021/aug/mirror-mirror-2021-reflecting-poorly

Swede

(32,951 posts)
14. Seen this before posted by rightwingers.
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 02:56 PM
Dec 2021

The gulf between that 10 and 11 is wide, the one between 9 and 10 is minuscule.

roamer65

(36,736 posts)
15. It's run by each individual province.
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 03:04 PM
Dec 2021

With federal and provincial monies.

You will see some variance between the provinces.

OHIP in Ontario is really good. I have friends treated by the Ontario system. I wish I had it.

ms liberty

(8,386 posts)
13. Tommy Douglas is the Father of Canadian Healthcare and is
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 02:24 PM
Dec 2021

Consistently voted the most loved/admired Canadian by Canadians. Canada adores him. He's also Kiefer Sutherland's maternal grandfather.

bluecollar2

(3,622 posts)
16. Given the education level of your average Canadian
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 04:04 PM
Dec 2021

I'm pretty sure that if there was a significant problem with the Canadian Health Care system, something would have been done about it by now.

Since there is no mention of a movement to privatise the Canadian system I'm inclined to believe that the general level of satisfaction is fairly high...

Certainly higher than our level of satisfaction.

BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
18. Our healthcare places people in the kind of debt that many people around the world would not believe
Thu Dec 30, 2021, 06:06 PM
Dec 2021

K&R

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