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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:45 am
 


This is a SNOPES article about a circulating email reporting a number of inaccuracies about our healthcare system.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:58 am
 


Ever since I found SNOPES about 7 years ago it has remained my favourite site and I always consult it whenever I have a doubt about the legitimacy of any net rumour.

It usually has the 411.

My favourite entry-Those damn beavers.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:00 pm
 


"News" that comes in E-Mail is best left unread and sent straight to the Trash.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:02 pm
 


Wow, great find Derb!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:14 pm
 


Scape Scape:
Wow, great find Derb!


Thanks.

This whole CDN healthcare in crisis thing is simply reactionist fearmongering. I imagine the people saying so don't truly understand what the word crisis means.

Is it perfect? No. Can it be improved? yes.

The simple fact is that we can have whatever system we want as long as we are willing to pat for it.

<5 minute ER waits? No problem. It just requires us to pay alot of money to have alot of people staffing the ER.

Cheap drugs? No problem. The price gets paid whether its by taxes or user fees.

What we need is efficiency for our money more then anything and I can tell you that we certainly get it through our system by keeping down ancillary costs such as administration:

$1:
There are a number of ancillary costs that are higher in the U.S. Administrative costs are significantly higher in the U.S.; government mandates on record keeping and the diversity of insurers, plans and administrative layers involved in every transaction result in greater administrative effort. One recent study comparing administrative costs in the two countries found that these costs in the U.S. are roughly double what they are in Canada.[72] Another ancillary cost is marketing both by insurance companies and health care providers. These costs are relatively higher in the U.S., contributing to higher overall costs in that nation.


In other words all that money that goes to bean counters and paper pushers is going towards doctors and nurses in our system.

That alone means something.

Our system is bar none better then the US and providing omni coverage to everybody for primary care.

Their system is bar none better then ours at providing timely secondary care, ie knee replacements.

A combination that keeps primary care under our system while allowing a US style privatization for secondary care would do wonders.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:42 pm
 


I read the Beavers story a while back. Not very often I actually LOL while reading something on the web but that is hilarious!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:25 pm
 


DerbyX DerbyX:
A combination that keeps primary care under our system while allowing a US style privatization for secondary care would do wonders.



That would improve our health care system without a doubt.


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[huh] [huh] [huh]


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THAT NECRO. Holy Crap.


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Tricks Tricks:
THAT NECRO. Holy Crap.


And on a post from a fucking loon like Derby! :lol:


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He didn't need to be here anymore. Voted off the island after 2 posts.


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