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The US healthcare system - a quick Canadian glance.

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Slippy, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member

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    A buddy of mine's pregnant wife went to visit friends/family in the US. She wasn't due for almost 2 months, but went into early labor, and spit the kid out on US soil.

    He's now looking at a $22,000 bill.

    WHAT

    THE

    FUCK????????????
     
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    gilaet Hero Of Kvatch Gold

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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    gilaet Hero Of Kvatch Gold

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    Thank you for shopping American Health Care.
    Please, come again. :hat:
     
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    sternski New Member Banned User

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    america.....trillions on mars,wars and the moon......no health care for its people......such a shame

    CANADA IS BETTER.
     
  6. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member

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    You would think you guys had less of a population issue, with these prices to spit out kids.
     
  7. FunnyFarm2

    FunnyFarm2 Big Southern Dummy VIP

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    If they aren't Americans, tell them not to worry about paying it. They'll be fine.
     
  8. Chaos

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    Yeah but the kid is a citizen of the greatest country of the world. Got to pay to play. :grad:
     
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    We always jack up the prices on Canadians. :dontknow:
     
  10. Chaos

    Chaos Active Member

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    Yeah. They are stupid. They call ham, bacon up there. :ufacepalm:
     
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    The Doctors are supposed to work for free??
     
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    So? He never paid any taxes here.
     
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    Just don't pay. :dontknow:
     
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    This won't work, Slippy. They're all going to start quoting Republican / HMO bullshit about how we wait for 22 hours in an ER before we can see a doctor and our doctors all have to moonlight as bartenders because they don't earn enough to live. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member

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    That's his approach - I'd hate to be on the "wanted" list for the US though, and never able to travel there again.

    She had medical travel insurance. I guess whatever hospital she was at didn't accept that "specific" insurance though. :dontknow:
     
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    :jj:
     
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    I would only have one child, under their healthcare system, and likely still owe to have that child.

    My son went through major heart surgery at 5 months old - can't even imagine the pricetag on that, to have kept him alive. I suppose I wouldn't have been able to keep him alive.

    It just kinda boggles my mind.
     
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    I've done many loans for Doctors over the years.... They don't all make as much as you'd think. Just their Malpractice Insurance premiums alone are astronomical
     
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    She should be able to call the provider and ask for the forms to complete. she can send in the billing etc. and claim it. then she can pay the hospital bills.
     
  20. gilaet

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    Don't get sick if you can't afford the luxury of American medicine. :fil: