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    Canadian doctor Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ontario, told CTV News she was “shocked” after trying to refer one of her patients to a neurologist at Kingston General Hospital and was told in a letter the wait time for new patients is 4.5 years.
    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11...n-doctor-says/

    America, do you still want to go down the road of socialized medicine a la Obamacare?
    Last edited by Fred Fartboski : Today at...

  • #2
    they only have one neurologist? the same thing happens here. if a doctor is not taking new patients, you go find another one. this isn't medical science -- oh wait ...... yes it is.

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    • #3
      I have never experienced any significant delay in receiving medical care in Canada nor has anyone in my family.

      That being said, wait times are the most significant downside of the Canadian healthcare system.

      What is the most significant downside to the US system?
      As a human being, you come with the whole range of inner possibilities
      from the deepest hell to the highest states.

      It is up to you which one you choose to explore
      .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fred Fartboski View Post
        Canadian doctor Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ontario, http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/it-s-insane-ont-patient-told-she-d-have-to-wait-4-5-years-to-see-neurologist-1.3661114"]told CTV News[/URL] she was “shocked” after trying to refer one of her patients to a neurologist at Kingston General Hospital and was told in a letter the wait time for new patients is 4.5 years.
        http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11...n-doctor-says/

        America, do you still want to go down the road of socialized medicine a la Obamacare?
        So that anesthesiologist gave a referral to a SPECIFIC doctor without checking with that doctor beforehand to see if he was taking new patients, instead of issuing a referral letter that would allow the patient to see ANY specialist in that field.

        Got it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by onelife View Post
          I have never experienced any significant delay in receiving medical care in Canada nor has anyone in my family.

          That being said, wait times are the most significant downside of the Canadian healthcare system.

          What is the most significant downside to the US system?
          Canadians who have to wait do so because they aren't in need of immediate care. Those who need immediate care are treated immediately. It's an efficiency that is built into the system. Why the condemnation as expressed in the OP?

          BTW, I have tried to see doctors in the US only to be told they aren't taking any new patients. So, they would have a very long wait time just like this Canadian doctor. Again, how is that any different than in the US?

          Maybe I should read the OP link. Maybe the OP'er should read a little more about the realities of the Canadian system.
          Last edited by Hoot Owl; 11-10-2017, 11:02 AM.
          George Washington was the man who never told a lie. Richard Nixon was the man who never told the truth. Donald Trump is the man who doesn't know the difference.
          Venezuela is what happens when you have Trump without the Madison.

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          • Hoot Owl
            Hoot Owl commented
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            Oh, it's The Blaze. LOL
            Fred's fooling with us.
            Last edited by Hoot Owl; 11-10-2017, 11:07 AM.

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          Maybe this helps explain the dishonest manipulation of the news by Glenn Beck's The Blaze - they are failing as a business:

          On August 31, 2017, TheBlaze laid off nearly 60 employees which drastically cut its personnel by almost 30%.[12]

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheBlaze
          Last edited by Hoot Owl; 11-10-2017, 11:13 AM.
          George Washington was the man who never told a lie. Richard Nixon was the man who never told the truth. Donald Trump is the man who doesn't know the difference.
          Venezuela is what happens when you have Trump without the Madison.

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          • #7
            Canadians are basically happy with their health care system.

            https://www.healthcare-now.org/blog/...c-health-care/
            tRump is NOT great, nor will history EVER say he was.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by onelife View Post
              What is the most significant downside to the US system?
              there are no downsides to the american system, we have the best healthcare in the world.
              {O,O}
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              " "

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              • #9
                Socialism in action.

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                • Komandi
                  Komandi commented
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                  Turns out it works great.

              • #10
                Originally posted by panhandler View Post
                Canadians are basically happy with their health care system.

                https://www.healthcare-now.org/blog/...c-health-care/
                As are Cubans with theirs.

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                • #11
                  How satisfied are Americans with their health care system?
                  ______________

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                    How satisfied are Americans with their health care system?

                    That's not fair.

                    trumpkins don't react well to pertinent questions.

                    They get all snowflaky.

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                    • #13
                      In this thread, lefties awkwardly advocate for a failed system. As they look up, contrails from leftist canadians flying to medicine are seen overhead.

                      They don't know what it means.

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                      • guido61
                        guido61 commented
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                        You’re right. I have no idea what this post means.

                    • #14
                      My mom had a heart attack Monday night. I'm glad she didn't have to wait 4 years to see a doctor for it.
                      Roll Tide!!!!!

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                      • #15
                        One of my daughter's best friends was shot in the head a week ago when him and some other of her friends were visiting her in Tuscaloosa. I'm glad he didn't have to wait four months for medical attention.
                        Roll Tide!!!!!

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