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Jan 11, 2019 13:30:16   #
Bad Bob
 
What do ya think Canuckus Deploracus?

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Jan 11, 2019 13:48:32   #
greenmountaineer
 
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagnosed with cancer about ten years ago, before she and my son got married. It took that horrible Canadian healthcare system almost 24 hours to get her in to see a cancer specialist. It took them almost a week to start treatments. I don't recall all the treatments but meds were involved and she lost all her hair due to radiation treatments. After about an entire year, she was done with the treatments. Since five years without a recurrence is considered a cure, she is apparenetly cured, for it has been ten years. But the system is realy crazy. They didn't charge her a cent.

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Jan 11, 2019 14:44:04   #
Bad Bob
 
greenmountaineer wrote:
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagnosed with cancer about ten years ago, before she and my son got married. It took that horrible Canadian healthcare system almost 24 hours to get her in to see a cancer specialist. It took them almost a week to start treatments. I don't recall all the treatments but meds were involved and she lost all her hair due to radiation treatments. After about an entire year, she was done with the treatments. Since five years without a recurrence is considered a cure, she is apparenetly cured, for it has been ten years. But the system is realy crazy. They didn't charge her a cent.
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagn... (show quote)


Terrible

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Jan 11, 2019 22:46:24   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
[quote=Bad Bob]What do ya think Canuckus Deploracus?[/quote

I'm going on vacation... Will be back in a week... Remind me to tell some stories then...

States should be allowed to decide for themselves...
Look into the history of the Canadian healthcare system...

Take care until then...

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Jan 12, 2019 09:22:23   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
The Canadian healthcare system is good as long as you don't get seriously ill or know a good doctor who will push for you. Even people with serious issues can wait weeks and sometimes months for CAT scans, MRIs or surgery. A lot of Canadians go across the border where they can get treated right away.

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Jan 12, 2019 09:34:47   #
Bad Bob
 
Rose42 wrote:
The Canadian healthcare system is good as long as you don't get seriously ill or know a good doctor who will push for you. Even people with serious issues can wait weeks and sometimes months for CAT scans, MRIs or surgery. A lot of Canadians go across the border where they can get treated right away.


Where did you get your information Rose?

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Jan 12, 2019 12:49:50   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Bad Bob wrote:
Where did you get your information Rose?


I know a lot of Canadians.

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Jan 12, 2019 12:54:16   #
Bad Bob
 
Rose42 wrote:
I know a lot of Canadians.


I would bet they are as knowledgeable as you.

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Jan 12, 2019 13:20:46   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Bad Bob wrote:
I would bet they are as knowledgeable as you.



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Jan 12, 2019 13:25:53   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
greenmountaineer wrote:
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagnosed with cancer about ten years ago, before she and my son got married. It took that horrible Canadian healthcare system almost 24 hours to get her in to see a cancer specialist. It took them almost a week to start treatments. I don't recall all the treatments but meds were involved and she lost all her hair due to radiation treatments. After about an entire year, she was done with the treatments. Since five years without a recurrence is considered a cure, she is apparenetly cured, for it has been ten years. But the system is realy crazy. They didn't charge her a cent.
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I can't tell whether you think that's good or bad treatment...it sounds like at least as good as you are going to get here.

I have a friend from Canada who has a dual citizenship, he can go to either and says he would go to Canada for procedural stuff like cancer. He thinks Canada has a better approach to what they use to treat cancer.

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Jan 12, 2019 13:27:38   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
greenmountaineer wrote:
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagnosed with cancer about ten years ago, before she and my son got married. It took that horrible Canadian healthcare system almost 24 hours to get her in to see a cancer specialist. It took them almost a week to start treatments. I don't recall all the treatments but meds were involved and she lost all her hair due to radiation treatments. After about an entire year, she was done with the treatments. Since five years without a recurrence is considered a cure, she is apparenetly cured, for it has been ten years. But the system is realy crazy. They didn't charge her a cent.
My daughter-in-law is from Canada. She was diagn... (show quote)


I think they worked well in the time frames you give..

Also, amen, she is cured.. Perhaps a follow up visit is in order..??

They didn’t charge her a cent is very goid as well...

If I may ask why do you feel it was terrible?? Without it what would have been the end result.. Gratitude seems more in line..

I suspect certain delays when a person is hanging on to that terrible Diagnoses is enough to put anyone on edge..

Grateful she got treatment and is cancer free.. And insidious illness!!!

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Jan 12, 2019 13:27:40   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
The Canadian healthcare system is good as long as you don't get seriously ill or know a good doctor who will push for you. Even people with serious issues can wait weeks and sometimes months for CAT scans, MRIs or surgery. A lot of Canadians go across the border where they can get treated right away.


It's a regional thing like Kaiser is here. Go to a high population area and it's different than a lower density area.

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Jan 12, 2019 13:29:44   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
[quote=Canuckus Deploracus][quote=Bad Bob]What do ya think Canuckus Deploracus?[/quote

I'm going on vacation... Will be back in a week... Remind me to tell some stories then...

States should be allowed to decide for themselves...
Look into the history of the Canadian healthcare system...

Take care until then... [/quote]

Enjoy your vacation!!!

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Jan 12, 2019 13:37:16   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
woodguru wrote:
It's a regional thing like Kaiser is here. Go to a high population area and it's different than a lower density area.


Kaiser is the predominate health provider here and I must say they are well organised and timely as long as you have insurance.. Their bread and butter of course..

Colorado first opted out of BO care and partnered with Kaiser for their medicaid and health insurance for the elderly if they can not afford it.. Premium payments for them is Negligible at best..That coverage is over and above Medicare which they also consider that premium and do help the elderly if needed.

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Jan 12, 2019 19:21:32   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
Enjoy your vacation!!!


Thanks Linda.... We have been delayed a few days... My dog is having health issues (she is 14 and considered ancient for her breed)... We would never forgive ourselves if we left while she was sick and the worst happened...

On the bright side, an old friend that I never expected to run into again has shown up... He is on holiday ftom India and chose here! At least it's only -16 C today...

Enjoy your snow(man)

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