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The ridiculous US - Canada consumer goods price difference investigated

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Who said I was quoting the Dairy board?

FWIW, I'm not disputing that what you said does have an effect on Canadian prices but did you also include the massive corn subsidies (feed) in the US and their effect on dairy prices in your "calculations"?

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You mean I've been going to the Arizona Mayo Clinic etc while you're making T.V. referrences.

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Right. That magical place where they can diagnose diseases that Canadian doctors have never heard of...

...if, that is, you can afford the prohibitive expense...

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...and their are surely people who could afford even better medical care than what you paid for. That in no way illustrates a failure of socialized medicine for the masses. It illustrates how anyone can buy a better level of health care if they have the means. Good for you.

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Then you should include the massive Canadian agricultural subsidies too.

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...and their are surely people who could afford even better medical care than what you paid for. That in no way illustrates a failure of socialized medicine for the masses. It illustrates how anyone can buy a better level of health care if they have the means. Good for you.

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What's expensive is dying or watching your life go by because the beer leaguers can't get it done.

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The healthcare system is fast if you have good insurance and a means to pay. I had a medical problem earlier this week. On Tuesday I went to ER, had a CT scan, was stabilized, and then sent home with instructions to see my family doctor the next morning. I saw my family doctor on Wednesday who then sent to me the specialist on Thursday. I saw the specialist and last night I had surgery in a private hospital. I am at home doing okay. Too bad I have to go in for another surgery in two weeks. At least I will still be able to go and see the Canucks play next Thursday in Dallas. Without insurance this would cost at least $60,000 before all is said and done. Thank God we have good medical insurance with very low copays.

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There are pros and cons to each system. In Canada, most Canadians have no clue how much their healthcare actually costs because they "never" see the bill. If they realized that it could cost $4,000 for an ER visit for a stomach ache, they may choose to go to their family doctor first.

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Funny, how Canada's medical system is rated as the 30th best in the world and 10th in cost per ca pita whereas the US is rated 38th in quality and they spend more per ca pita than anywhere else in the whole world.

http://en.wikipedia...._health_systems

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I think the point being made by the USA cheerleaders is that the American system is good, just so long as you're lucky enough to be part of the 47%.

If you're in the other 53%, it sucks to be you.

But hey, we all know that it's your own fault if you're poor, isn't it?

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In what country doesn't it suck to be a loser, other than Canada?

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I think the point being made by the USA cheerleaders is that the American system is good, just so long as you're lucky enough to be part of the 47%.

If you're in the other 53%, it sucks to be you.

But hey, we all know that it's your own fault if you're poor, isn't it?

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There wouldn't be a civilized world, or at least nearly as much money to spend on social programs, without the U.S.

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There wouldn't be a civilized world, or at least nearly as much money to spend on social programs, without the U.S.

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There wouldn't be a civilized world, or at least nearly as much money to spend on social programs, without the U.S.

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