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Old 05-28-2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ozzie View Post
After falling over and breaking my left wrist on Wednesday and having it plastered yesterday at the hospital, that will not cost me anything, and I don't have private insurance, the xrays were taken at the surgery, and then the Dr sent me to the hospital, Had to wait about 3 hours but that was quick compared to how long some of the patients were waiting for in emergency.
Yes, but you have socialized medicine over there, that could never happen here, just look at the chaos that the so called Obamacare is causing...

Here everything is on a state-by-state basis, and a centralized medical system is unfeasible, IMO...

Plus... it wasn't *really* free, you pay it out of your taxes... when we lived there, we paid 49% of income in taxes...

Some people in the US would raise hell if they had to pay taxes so everyone can have medical care, LOL!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Marilyn27 View Post
Some people in the US would raise hell if they had to pay taxes so everyone can have medical care, LOL!

Only something like 49% of our adult population actually pays federal taxes so it's understandable that hell would be raised i suppose.
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problem in the states, besides the docs wanting to treat everything with drugs or surgery is that if you are poor, it is free to you. If you are just getting by, it will kill you financially.
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