• I wonder when they will go all Boeing and GE. The day when all they will have left is the ability to buy their own stock and lobby from the government for free money. Imagine the platonic peak form of health insurance. Processing no claims whatsoever.

  • @danc4498@lemmy.world
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    391 month ago

    I like this comparison cause miracle whip sucks. Also, I’m going to Duke’s Mayo Clinic every time.

  • NutWrench
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    Isn’t it amazing how often the Miracle Whip people end up in the hospital emergency room whenever they have a serious medical problem.

    Not being able to breath has a way of reorganizing your beliefs in a big damn hurry.

    • MacN'CheezusOP
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      Glad I could be of service.

  • Flying SquidM
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    Having been to the Mayo Clinic this year and having been totally fucked over and given no real help, I’ll take neither at this point.

  • The Soca Vault
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    American Healthcare > Canadian Healthcare - 3 to 7 months for an MRI in Canada

    • @Player2@lemm.ee
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      Having lived in both, Canadian healthcare >>> American healthcare. Walking out of a hospital after they saved your life with a bill of $0 is very nice in my experience.

      • NιƙƙιDιɱҽʂ
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        Canadian Healthcare is better if you’re immediately dying, US Healthcare is better if you’re slowly dying…and have money. Those who do not have money need not apply.

    • HubertManne
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      canadian healthcare > american healthcare - denied preauthorization for an MRI

    • The Canadian system is triaged according to priority, as opposed to who can or can’t afford it. I’ve had several MRIs, including one during the height of COVID, and have never waited more than a few weeks. One was scheduled a couple of months out and then moved up after a radiologist reviewed my x-rays. Granted one of them was at 3am but would rather have answers and an inconvenient appointment time

    • @Leviathan@lemmy.world
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      I never understand this, the last time I needed an MRI I got it done within the same day. Canadian healthcare can have its downsides but when you need something you get it quick.

    • MacN'CheezusOP
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      Why yes, I do have a meme for that too:

      • Funny picture, not accurate, but pretty funny. The US is the only developed nation with a life expectancy going down. Hovering around a low established in 1996. Canada on the other hand continues to increase with a tiny rate of growth dip during the worse of Covid. Worse pandemic in its history and all she gets it from it was people were living longer each year at a slower rate.

        • MacN'CheezusOP
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          Is that before or after accounting for people who opted for MAID?

    • The proceeding was a paid message brought to you by Atena.

      Atena, the last time we paid out was 1998 and we fired the person who did that so it won’t happen again.

    • @Glytch@lemmy.world
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      Hey, that’s how long the wait is at Mayo (unless you’re part of the Saudi or Jordanian royal families).

  • The Soca Vault
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    American Healthcare - if you need it, you can get it done. The amount of people who come to America to get simple procedures done vs joining the Canadian wait list is more than you think, and all of this information is based on a conversation with - A Canadian.

    • @Test_Tickles@lemmynsfw.com
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      That’s not the advertisement that you think it is. If you think about it for even a moment you’ll realize that it’s because we prioritize the wealthy in the US. Sure a rich person from Canada can come down and get a procedure in a moment’s notice but how many Americans have to leave the US to get the procedure themselves or even worse are never able to get it at all?

      • @Leviathan@lemmy.world
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        And as a Canadian I have never met anyone who went to the US for healthcare and as a middle class person I grew up with people poorer and richer than myself.

        • @Test_Tickles@lemmynsfw.com
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          Yes, these stories are either outright lies, or are about rich people not being willing to wait their turn. Meanwhile, here I am drowning in medical debt, putting off getting procedures done, and trying to decide if I would rather just live with my dental problems, or risk getting kidnapped and murdered in Mexico, because they have so many Americans crossing the border to get dental work that they have not one, but multiple top tier dental towns.

    • @Leviathan@lemmy.world
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      Canadian healthcare - I got surgery within the space of a month for something totally non-life-threatening and didn’t pay a cent other than my taxes, which cost less than American health insurance monthly. The amount of people I know who went to the US to get simple procedures done is exactly zero, and all this information is directly from - a Canadian.

    • @Aux@lemmy.world
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      I don’t know about Canada, but I’ll continue getting medical help here in Europe.

    • @null@slrpnk.net
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      this information is based on a conversation with - A Canadian.

      Hear that, folks? He talked to one, whole Canadian. That’s a wrap!