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LadyOfLorien 40 points ago +40 / -0

When I was in college, my biochem professor would rave about how much better the Canadian healthcare system was. Except one of the dudes in our class was a Canadian immigrant who had watched his grandfather die of treatable illnesses due to the incompetence and bloat of the Canadian system. Those were fun class discussions.

MobileDev4Trump 18 points ago +18 / -0

I almost died because of Tricare doctors as a kid. Spent 3 months hospitalized being told I had mango rash. They never figured it out. It was my mom who figured out what disease I had. Looking back I realize it was probably a vaccine injury.

LadyOfLorien 5 points ago +6 / -1

And that right there is why I got Tricare to sign off on an off-base ob/gyn.

MobileDev4Trump 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was in Panama at the time unfortunately

SpellingContable 4 points ago +4 / -0

Mango, orange fruit bad you say?

MobileDev4Trump 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lol. Yeah I actually avoided mangos until I was 35 because of my fear of getting a rash. I actually love them now.

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Canadianon777 19 points ago +20 / -1

FYI, as a Canadian I can correct this message : Very, very few Canadians, other than hired talking heads "rave" about our "awesome" or "free" healthcare. Most Canadians see our socialized medical system as a gong show, loaded with incompetence, long wait times, short visits that accomplish little, crappy answers, few options. Most end up paying out of pocket for private health care when it's needed or rely on coverage provided by their employer's policy, again, to attend private clinics. Other than that, it's a legit critique.

eightysix 10 points ago +13 / -3

lmao what???? try living in southern ontario. ive never met a retard here who doesnt think our healthcare system is the greatest thing in the world.

canadians are retards, go out and ask ANY canadian they will sing praises to our "free" healthcare system.

stop lying to yourself about canadians. canadians are fucking idiots.

Canadianon777 8 points ago +8 / -0

I see and talk to Canadians all day dude. Your experience is quite different than mine lol. In my area, NOT southern ontario mind you, very few people "sing the praises" as you've suggested.

DuesImperator 13 points ago +13 / -0

My experience is the same. Am Canadian, and most people I know complain endlessly about their rushed appointments with their Dr where they’re only supposed to address one concern per visit. Long wait times to see specialists, incredibly long wait times in Emergency Rooms, and people even have to wait hours to see the Dr/Specialist when they have a scheduled appointment because somehow they always get backed up for hours during the day. I know LOTS of people that would like to be able to get faster access by having an option to pay in a private system. They don’t want to get rid of the public system, they just don’t want to have to use it themselves.

Canadianon777 2 points ago +2 / -0

Coincidentally, just had a coworker tell a story about getting 12 hrs. worth of parking at ER for a cut finger, b/c they didn't know how long they would be there...

Nobody is stupid enough to cheer for that lol.

LadyOfLorien 6 points ago +6 / -0

Would you judge all of America based on New York or DC?

stillbringingitback 4 points ago +4 / -0

The healthcare system in Canada is lauded by idiots. That part is true. However ppl are waking up to the fact that it is not the shining beacon we once considered it to be. That’s also true.

CanadianIceman 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have same experience arguing with morons. The propaganda works.

Quietam_Unum 1 point ago +1 / -0

canadians are retards

So Letterkenny is based on real Canadians?

CaptainButthurt 10 points ago +11 / -1

Slaves praising their chains

yudsfpbc 8 points ago +8 / -0

The ideal health care system:

Government does nothing.

No regulations.

No taxes.

No spending.

No "taking care of the poor" or elderly or whatever.

Just let people do whatever they want to do when it comes to their own health.

Maybe we have a law where you can't sue people who hurt you when you sign a release form and they do what they said they would do to the best of their ability. But that's about it.

If we adopted this, we would have doctors begging to bring you on as a patient and bragging about how good of a doctor they are based on their accomplishments. We'd probably pay a membership fee of $10 a month and all medical care would be free.

fazaman 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is how it used to be. Hospitals got tax incentives to provide care to poor people, so they set up free clinics. Doctors used to have subscriptions. People on a block would all pay a doctor monthly a relatively small amount, and that doctor would take care of all those people, and they could see him as much as they wanted. The doctor did his best to please the people, because if he didn't, they'd all just fire him and pay a different doctor. If they needed to go to the hospital, that doctor would go and be their advocate at the hospital.

I want that system back.

Smurfection 7 points ago +7 / -0

Now do public education.

JLCan 7 points ago +7 / -0

Also a Canadian here. Canada's "free" healthcare, which takes up a third of the provincial budgets, sucks. Then try getting cancer and finding out Canada is years behind the US in approving the "latest" (10 year old) drugs already approved in the US. So if you want those "latest" cancer drugs, guess what? You gotta pay full price. And you don't have any insurance to cover the cost because they don't offer health insurance in Canada because we have "free" healthcare.

4more 2 points ago +2 / -0

You guys don’t get most drugs until they’re generic.

Canuck55 4 points ago +4 / -0

It’s not just a lack of quality. Canadian doctors are some of the most retarded doctors you’ll ever see.

The problem is getting to see a family doctor if you don’t have one. An old man’s wife had to put out an advertisement in the newspaper because he needed standard meds Rx RENEWED and couldn’t find a doctor in 6 months to do it.

But don’t worry, not getting timely medical treatment is enough to request the government kill you under the euthanasia laws here.

Despite how shitty the Brandon government is, it would be really nice if the US annexed Canada as Americans have far more freedom then Canadians do.

JLCan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Would be nice to join the US other than becoming jointly liable for that massive federal debt.

dohcanada 4 points ago +4 / -0

Howabout a 5 year wait for a family doctor. Fun times.

NvJohansson 3 points ago +3 / -0

And if you don't have a family doctor you either go to the hospital and wait 24 hours or go stand in front of a clinic at 6:00 in the morning hoping to see a doctor before 6:00 at night.

Red-88 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well - who trusts ANY medical care now ?socialized or the USA's? Let the drug addicts have em.

TommyJarvis 3 points ago +4 / -1

OR, they pay for “private” insurance and go to private hospitals and get USA quality care.

That is they pay for private insurance ON TOP OF the half of their income that funds their socialism!

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck Canada!!

King5150 3 points ago +3 / -0

Their system was good at one time but ever since the mass migration from the 3rd world, India and China with their family repatriation schemes they now have generations of people who have never contributed a dime into the system and draining it of all its resources for very expensive treatments on these ill people who many are very old and geriatric. Same is happening in England, Australia and New Zealand but no-one wants to admit it because it would paint them as racist.

TimoSalami 7 points ago +8 / -1

Do you understand how fucking hard it is to find a family doctor? Seriously. I had a bump on my skin I wanted checked out. Three months later I had my appointment booked.

King5150 5 points ago +5 / -0

Your government prioritizes foreigners who have never paid a dime into the system and these people are gumming up the system and making it unworkable and impossible for those who fund it. Until this gets called out ...nothing will change other than more money being taken away from you to keep funding this broken public model.

TimoSalami 1 point ago +1 / -0

These people are paid slaves. Working two or three minimum wage jobs. They take that money and send it back home. Living in a 1 bedroom apartment with 5 other people. Nothing going back into our economy.

dukeofdoorcounty 1 point ago +1 / -0

Good thing it wasn't monkeypox

eightysix 3 points ago +3 / -0

wrong our healthcare system has been in shambles for the better part of 40 years.

King5150 2 points ago +2 / -0

right about the time Canada started importing from the 3rd world.

CanadianIceman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Spot on pede. Every indian comes here for free care for their parents and free/cheap education for their children. Some of them are actually well off in their home country.

nachosamplerREBORN 3 points ago +3 / -0

They’ve simply forgotten about the theft in the first place.

MySidesGoUp 3 points ago +3 / -0

And then they drive to places like New York to come over and pass their delays onto us…fuck those fat assholes and their vaxx mandates. You can’t go to Canada without a vaxx, but Canadians can come here without them- while our southern border is a gaping rectum…

ottomanboyscout 3 points ago +3 / -0

They talk about how much more evolved their Medicare system is but after you hit 60 yo in these countries you better not get so much as a cold or you'll be hearing them say "you lived a good life" as they push you out to sea on an ice float.

whatev 3 points ago +3 / -0

Last year, I traveled to Germany for work and ran into an American who had been living there for a few years. The first thing out of her mouth was how great the free healthcare is compared to the US, as if she was justifying her decision to herself. Then she proceeded to tell us that she had to travel back to the US to get her COVID vax because Germany didn't have enough. So, she ended up spending thousands of dollars and "risked" her health because of their great free healthcare. What a stupid bitch.

KGB82 2 points ago +2 / -0

Canadien bozos only brag about "free health care" when they're trying to puff themselves up against Americans.

Beevus17 2 points ago +2 / -0

As a Canadian, I approve this message. I just recently lost my family doctor. Good thing I don’t trust this Nazi deathcare filled with incompetent followers of the WEF.

VolareVia 2 points ago +2 / -0

Canadian here.

The only people still bragging now are the people who haven't had to use it since it completely collapsed quite recently. Before, the idea of waiting 4 hours to get in was annoying as hell, but you never had to take out a loan just to keep yourself alive.

Or the people who have room temperature IQ. They're still bragging.

Oppenheimer_DOW 2 points ago +2 / -0

No system is good right now. All "healthcare" facilities are houses of death right now. Hospitals were always dangerous but these days they are almost actively trying to kill people. American's and Canadian's arguing over their healthcare looks like two children arguing over who has a better cow patty to me.

ChonkFingers 2 points ago +2 / -0

We pay half of our income in taxes too, we just hide it from the plebs and take it out of their paychecks before they get it. One of the biggest taxes that you pay is for other peoples free healthcare. You might think your work gives you healthcare, it doesn’t, they’re usually withholding $500-$1000 a month from your paycheck to make you think that. Health insurance isn’t even a problem, it’s the healthcare providers that can hide behind a system that allows them to charge whatever they want for advil.

substantialmajestic 2 points ago +2 / -0

Cheap / Fast / Good. Pick Two.

YouTubeSucksDicks 2 points ago +2 / -0

All the maple syrup rotted their brains.

HeroKing 2 points ago +2 / -0

Anybody got some good sources to read up on this type of stuff? Will be helpful in the future.

NvJohansson 2 points ago +2 / -0

I just broke some of it down in my previous post if you want to look at it. I lived there a few years.

__I_dindu__nufin_ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well it's free!

Hoakster1 3 points ago +3 / -0

And worth every penny!

KrellKrypto 1 point ago +2 / -1

You know who else pays half their income in taxes. Americans that make over 100k a year

eightysix 0 points ago +2 / -2

no, they dont. stop lying

KrellKrypto 3 points ago +4 / -1

Sales tax. State income fed income property tax captial gains tax.

I bet it is pretty close

CanadianIceman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, if you want to add up all the taxes, Canadians earning 55k pay 60% in combined taxes.

Hoakster1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nah, dude. All in, us Saps in Canada (making a living wage) are rocking 70% in total tax load.

We, like you, are Tax slaves. Our premiums are just a little higher.

Spez_Isacuck 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Free" shit is still shit.

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NvJohansson 1 point ago +1 / -0

Canadians pay 50% and combined Federal and provincial income tax on a good salary.

50% of that goes towards healthcare. But they also pay municipal tax, school tax, bus tax, tax on the driver's license and registrations plus 15% sales tax find pretty much everything they buy. Yet they still end up waiting 24 hours in the ER with a broken leg, or 18 months to have a hip replacement or a non life threatening scan.

Here are the waiting times and occupation rates in the Montreal area.


The second one at 50% capacity is a children's hospital, all the rest have around 150% occupation rate. Imagine having only 50 beds and 100 people to fit, so they end up on stretchers in the hallway..

BUt iTs FrEe !

belil569 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yeah this got posted earlier too. This person is an idiot. We don't have a 50% tax rate. I've never had ait do two years for a specialist. As someone that had an adventurous youth and life I've never waited 18 hours to be seen in the er. Nor have I been tossed in with junkies in the er.