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Tequila

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How often does that need to happen in a population of 328 million people to create / prolong a significant problem?


Obviously that's a big part of the problem here in the USA. On top of that, most people aren't wearing masks or taking precautions, because there hasn't been a serious enough national campaign to get them to understand how important that is.

As well, tens of millions of Americans who said just a few months ago that they didn't really want a national health care system because they had "great coverage" through their employer, are now finding out why that's a very bad way to get health insurance, because they're now out of work, with nothing.

And here we are, sadly.


The health system another question. I do not know how the hospitalization expense is being handled. If you are on a ventilator for a month are you going to be billed and what happens to those who have to pay astronomical amounts? Maybe someone can enlighten me. I assume anyone over 65 is more or less covered and most are probably in that demographic. I am guessing you are on your own if under 65 unless you have insurance, the hospitals have to be paid somehow and unless the government is picking up the tab, I cant see them doing it for free. It has always been difficult for Canadians to understand why this is so political in the US. Universal health care is supported in Canada by both Liberals and Conservatives.

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Tequila, if I'm not mistaken wasn't the US Gov paying a 20% premium to the medical centres dealing with positive COVID cases at the front end? Hence there was a lot of debate, about "interest in having more positive cases"!!

As far as the private insurance set up down there goes. Someone in Winterhaven Fla within the last week was kicked out and sent home waaaaay too soon, as seems to be the practice there right now, due to such a high volume of cases.

Being a UK expat some decades ago, and proud Canadian ever since, I feel grateful every day I've been on this earth to have access to the health care service my family have our whole lives. Yes, I know sometimes it gets strained and you hear of others waiting long times for treatments, but as far as we go we have zero complaints in when we've needed it.

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FULLTIMEWANABE wrote:

Tequila, if I'm not mistaken wasn't the US Gov paying a 20% premium to the medical centres dealing with positive COVID cases at the front end? Hence there was a lot of debate, about "interest in having more positive cases"!!

As far as the private insurance set up down there goes. Someone in Winterhaven Fla within the last week was kicked out and sent home waaaaay too soon, as seems to be the practice there right now, due to such a high volume of cases.

Being a UK expat some decades ago, and proud Canadian ever since, I feel grateful every day I've been on this earth to have access to the health care service my family have our whole lives. Yes, I know sometimes it gets strained and you hear of others waiting long times for treatments, but as far as we go we have zero complaints in when we've needed it.


Yes the system is stressed although I think that has a lot to do with aging demographics.(the demand for services for older people could decrease a lot if covid wipes more of us out) My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. 18 months of chemo and the bastards charged her for parking. We have personally not experienced delays for anything, but I am sure it happens.

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Tequila wrote:

FULLTIMEWANABE wrote:

Tequila, if I'm not mistaken wasn't the US Gov paying a 20% premium to the medical centres dealing with positive COVID cases at the front end? Hence there was a lot of debate, about "interest in having more positive cases"!!

As far as the private insurance set up down there goes. Someone in Winterhaven Fla within the last week was kicked out and sent home waaaaay too soon, as seems to be the practice there right now, due to such a high volume of cases.

Being a UK expat some decades ago, and proud Canadian ever since, I feel grateful every day I've been on this earth to have access to the health care service my family have our whole lives. Yes, I know sometimes it gets strained and you hear of others waiting long times for treatments, but as far as we go we have zero complaints in when we've needed it.


Yes the system is stressed although I think that has a lot to do with aging demographics.(the demand for services for older people could decrease a lot if covid wipes more of us out) My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. 18 months of chemo and the bastards charged her for parking. We have personally not experienced delays for anything, but I am sure it happens.


Our extended family has been hit with everything from heart issues to cancer and hip operations and the systym has treated us good,,,other than that paid parking thing. [emoticon].

There is always room for improvement though.

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I was always under the impression that CA health was pretty good. Now I’m confused when JaxDad said:

The driver said that while he waiting in the emergency reception area a family of 6 came in showing obvious symptoms of being sick and were seeking testing, they were told it would be $200 per test, plus, plus, plus whatever else they could charge them.

So COVID tests aren’t included???

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magicbus wrote:

I was always under the impression that CA health was pretty good. Now I’m confused when JaxDad said:

The driver said that while he waiting in the emergency reception area a family of 6 came in showing obvious symptoms of being sick and were seeking testing, they were told it would be $200 per test, plus, plus, plus whatever else they could charge them.

So COVID tests aren’t included???

Dave


I read that "JaxDad" post as the hospital visit happening in the USA after a minor traffic accident there.

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Flyboy320 wrote:

magicbus wrote:

I was always under the impression that CA health was pretty good. Now I’m confused when JaxDad said:

The driver said that while he waiting in the emergency reception area a family of 6 came in showing obvious symptoms of being sick and were seeking testing, they were told it would be $200 per test, plus, plus, plus whatever else they could charge them.

So COVID tests aren’t included???

Dave


I read that "JaxDad" post as the hospital visit happening in the USA after a minor traffic accident there.


That’s the way I read it too.

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Covid tests are free here. At least in BC.

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Tequila,

Free in Saskatchewan as well. And on an on demand.


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Reisender wrote:

Flyboy320 wrote:

magicbus wrote:

I was always under the impression that CA health was pretty good. Now I’m confused when JaxDad said:

The driver said that while he waiting in the emergency reception area a family of 6 came in showing obvious symptoms of being sick and were seeking testing, they were told it would be $200 per test, plus, plus, plus whatever else they could charge them.

So COVID tests aren’t included???

Dave


I read that "JaxDad" post as the hospital visit happening in the USA after a minor traffic accident there.


That’s the way I read it too.
Then we’ll chalk that up to a reading comprehension issue [emoticon].

Dave

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