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Ridiculous wait times in Canada's 3rd world health care system
« on: December 16, 2017, 11:40:12 PM »
Canada has a health care system that Americans would NEVER stand for.  I feel sorry for Canadians that are so used to it that they don't know any other way.

A new report highlights wait times in Canada, which hit new records...

http://freebeacon.com/issues/waiting-times-for-canadas-single-payer-health-care-system-hit-record-high/


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Waiting times for medically necessary health care services under Canada's single-payer system have hit a record high, according to a report from the Fraser Institute.

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The Fraser Institute found that patients under Canada's single-payer system this year waited an average of 10.9 weeks—roughly two-and-a-half months—from the time they had a consultation with a specialist to the time at which they received treatment. Physicians consider 7.2 weeks to be a clinically reasonable wait time.

The report also found that patients' wait for treatment after referral to a specialist by their general practitioner was 21.2 weeks, or longer than four months.

Holy crap!

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The report, which looks at 10 provinces in Canada, found that there are 1,040,791 patients waiting for procedures. There are also high wait times to receive scans and ultrasounds. Patients waited an average of 10.8 weeks for an MRI scan and 3.9 weeks for an ultrasound.

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According to the report, patients experience long wait times for surgeries, waiting as long as 41.7 weeks for orthopedic surgery, 32.9 weeks for neurosurgery, and 31.4 weeks for ophthalmology.

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Sally Pipes, a former Canadian and president of the Pacific Research Institute, said one of the incentives for her to come to America was the growing problem with Canada's health care system.

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"I just can't imagine that Americans would tolerate waiting 4.1 weeks for a CT scan, 10.8 weeks for an MRI, and 4 weeks for an ultrasound, but that’s what happens when government is the sole provider of your health care," she said. "Canada spends 11.5 percent of its gross domestic product on health care and in order to keep that number at that level they have to ration care and deny care, and you have long waits."

Here's a funny one from Bernie's podcast (I know, right) when he get's handed reality from a Canadian doctor:



A year for a hip or knee replacement?  Hell fuck no.


Here's an oldie-but-goodie from Steven Crowder who vlogged about wait times:


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Re: Ridiculous wait times in Canada's 3rd world health care system
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 04:05:39 AM »
But, but, but....  If they're standing in line for Healthcare, that means they're getting healthcare!  (Bernie logic)
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Re: Ridiculous wait times in Canada's 3rd world health care system
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2017, 07:00:09 PM »
Almost as bad as the NHS. It's not coverage for everyone when you can't get the services you need when you need them.

 

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