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  •  The old and poor in this country (0+ / 0-)

    get health care along with the wealthy and those fortunate enough to have a job that provides high priced health insurance.  It's those who can get by on everything but health care that do without.

    But yes, you and I may not define health care the same way.  I'd be satisfied with whatever Canadians get, and that is less than what too many Americans are unprepared to accept.

    What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

    by Marie on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 05:21:32 PM PDT

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    •  what is the basis for this statement? (4+ / 0-)
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      whatever Canadians get, ... is less than what too many Americans are unprepared to accept.

      I'm just wondering if you have a poll, or something to back that up, because most people I know would jump at the opportunity for Canadian-type health care.

      "My greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome." -Barack Obama 10/16/08

      by Hopeful Skeptic on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 05:57:49 PM PDT

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      •  If your sample were representative (0+ / 0-)

        of the US population, we would have such a health care system.  If it wasn't so easy to demonize the Canadian system and defeat reform efforts, the stakeholders in the current US system wouldn't do it.

        What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

        by Marie on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 06:08:14 PM PDT

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        •  I'm still waiting for your source (2+ / 0-)
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          of a "representative sample" that would be unsatisfied with a Canadian level of benefits.

          You can't honestly call my sample unrepresentative.. then back up your position with "how easy it is to demonize the Canadian system".

          "My greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome." -Barack Obama 10/16/08

          by Hopeful Skeptic on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 06:15:14 PM PDT

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          •  Perhaps Canadian = socialized medicine to some (1+ / 0-)
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            uninformed people, and naturally we'd rather have millions get sick and die when they could have gotten well, or at least suffered less, than have a respected government program that works.

            Sorry, I don't date Republicans.

            by wiseacre on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 07:32:42 PM PDT

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