"After my sixth divorce, I started to wonder if it was me?" Greg Allman
OK Who payed for her surgery. Was it her or did she dump it on the American society?
she said she mortgaged her home ... and didn't take $$ for her rant on that commercial..........Right ... it's BS, plain and simple. I'm a Cdn and you can bet your ass if this was true, either her Dr is an idiot, she's an idiot, and that Dr wouldn't be practising!! Americans, don't listen to all that crap in the ads being paid for by insurance companies whose top priority is PROFIT!! Not your health!!
As a Canadian, and former Torontonian living and teaching in California for the past 20 years, I am watching the renewed U.S. debate on health care with extreme interest. I am acutely aware of the benefits of the Canadian health care system. On a recent 2-week visit to Canada, my American partner got to witness it first hand, as my 84-year-old mother fell and sustained head injuries and 5 broken vertebrae during our stay. My American partner saw my mother get immediate ambulance service. She was cat scanned within 15 minutes of arriving at a local hospital, spent 8 days there, was cat scanned a second time and then sent to a specialist in Hamilton, all without costing her a single cent. By contrast, I continue to fight a bill for nearly $24,000 back in California for an overnight stay in a hospital last summer. Despite the fact that I have an employer health plan, and spend an additional $500 per month to supplement it, my insurance company denied the claim because the late night trip to the hospital with chest pains was an “unapproved visit”.As for Shona Holmes of Toronto, who is currently traveling the U.S. with the sponsorship of the American anti health care reform lobby, I make 2 observations. First, the Canadian health care system may not be perfect. You will always find people in any system that falls through the cracks. But at least 100 percent of Canadians are covered by a plan, as opposed to tens of millions of Americans who are not. And second, when Ms. Holmes is finished traveling the U.S., bashing the Canadian health care system, she can return home and receive 100 percent health care coverage until the day she dies. If she were American, she would find her coverage severely limited by a “pre existing condition”.
Here's a clue.If you're going to spam lies, at least get your name spelled correctly.
Hey Jeannie, you are obviously a Canadian who has never used the system.With a brain injured brother from birth and a father who had a massive stroke 10 years ago don't tell me how great Canada's system is. We lived it!Ask rural canadians how great having doctors fresh out of medical school from Africa are? People who barely speak english and treating your loved ones. Not to mention fresh out of medical school. Oh yeah I mentioned that!It is always great to say FREE health care, of course who does not want that? On that same token people bought the "change" deal too and are finally regretting it.I now sell Medicare Health Plans. To make this short, again this sounds great. Free to low cost plans. Except my little practice had 7 incidents of medicare fraud(from Doctors) that CMS did not want to hear about. Doctors offices and facilities cried about the crappy reimbursement rates they got with many not taking medicare because of it!!Well guess what folks, there is more of that for your doctors and facilities under this Obama plan.In Canada(Manitoba) my biggest complaint was how crappy the doctors and nurses were as a whole. Whining about money and how hard they worked as my dad lay unable to speak, the head of neurology at the health sciences center grabbing my dads face and saying "yep, he's a mute!" and then bragging/complaining to my mom that she took more pills than my dad!This stems when people don't get paid properly. that is also why so many doctors in canada come to the U.S.!Be careful what you wish for America!!!!!!!!!!
Accordign to Bloomberg:Health-Care Ads ‘Go Over the Cliff’ to Sway U.S. on Obama PlanSnippet:"The 45-year-old divorce mediator stares into the camera and says she would have died waiting for treatment of a brain tumor in her Canadian homeland. The message: Americans will face the same peril if President Barack Obama gets away with his plan to overhaul U.S. health care.--In the ad featuring Holmes, she said that if she “relied on my government for health care, I’d be dead.” Holmes said in an interview that she initially went to the doctor because her peripheral vision was deteriorating. An MRI in Canada didn’t reveal a problem. She was referred to a specialist, and would have had to wait. Instead, she went to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where a second MRI revealed a brain tumor. She then returned to Canada, and said she again was told she would have to wait to see a specialist. So she went back to the Mayo Clinic for surgery, costing her $100,000. She told her story to the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee June 23, testifying that her sight rather than her life was in jeopardy."Best part? Shona Holmes mortgaged her Toronto home now wants Ontario’s public health care system (OHIP, er, you and I) to pay for that $100,000 Mayo Clinic bill.
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