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Old Apr 4th, 2012, 22:14 PM   21
gretavon
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Ahhh so THATS how this works! With the taxes! This has blown my mind for awhile now. "Free healthcare how can this be?!" You learns something new everyday thanks!



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2012, 22:40 PM   22
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Wow! I'm in shock at how much you have to pay even with insurance!!! I can't believe you have to pay sooooo much extra for pain relief. Complications don't even bare thinking about!!! So if you end up with a slightly less than perfect child who needs extra care the first years of its life do insurance companies pay or are you left with an eye watering bill? purely because of the system you can't blame people for playing the system. That's crazy!

I hope this Tory government act with more care before introducing more private companies to the NHS!!! I work very hard in the NHS but have seen this government waste soooo much on these reforms already! Not looking forward to this car crash!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 02:29 AM   23
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What the????? Is it not free?? In NZ everything is free! No matter what you have or how long you stay, insurance or no insurance!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 09:38 AM   24
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Hi Ladies,

Just wanted to put in my two sense about healthcare in Canada.

Despite the fact that we dont get a bill in the hospital, we do infact 'pay' for healthcare with our 13% taxes on everything and our higher housing taxes etc.

That being said, I also feel very fortunate to be living in Canada and pre-pay for my doctor bills and support others in their bills
Thanks for sharing! I've always been curious about Canada's system. Every Canadian I've ever met always raved about the healthcare system, which I think is fantastic. I'm sure there are imperfections, but it sounds like for the most part it works pretty well.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 09:57 AM   25
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I have a HMO insurance plan and they said my copay is 20% of delivery. I'm just wondering what the average charge is. Thanks.
It depends on the hospital and what kind of delivery you have/ how long you stay. BUT I think on "average" around where I live its about 10,000.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 10:08 AM   26
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Well yeah, the NHS is funded by taxes too, but it always seems that they're underfunded cos some fat cats at the top are lining their pockets and employing new 'management structures', whilst the doctors, nurses and other actual healthcare providers are overstretched. That said, I could not afford a family if I lived in the US, so I'm grateful that the NHS is there, and the staff work bloody hard. It's the money-grabbing management that trouble me...
Rant over :-)



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 10:22 AM   27
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Hey Heather you're so close to me! Congrats!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2012, 10:44 AM   28
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yeah in the U.S.- whenever I look for a new job..i ALWAYS ask about insurance first! It is sooo important over here other wise you get stuck with crappy insurance that you pay out the a*s for! I really have to say I am SOOO lucky I work in healthcare and for me and my hubby I only pay $15/week..and when bubs comes it will only go up to $22/week! At my old job I paid $275/biweekly for CRAPPY insurance!

......for my delivery though I will have only have to pay my inpatient copay which is $500 so I think I am really lucky for being the U.S.



 
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