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(The Daily Caller)   "The nonpartisan Fraser Institute reported that 46,159 Canadians sought medical treatment outside of Canada in 2011." So....like half?   (dailycaller.com) divider line 25
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2012-07-11 11:59:07 PM  
12 votes:
The nonpartisan Himmler Institute reports that Jews may be controlling the international media.
2012-07-12 02:42:09 AM  
6 votes:

randomjsa: I'm going to make a SWAG (Scientific Wild Arse Guess)

I'll say between 5-15k of those were not people escaping the Canadian system but probably people who were sent down here for treatment for some reason or another. That happens.

You can find thousands of Americans that head over seas for medical treatments of one kind or another too.

Does the fact that a fraction of the people in either system opt to use a different system prove something? I don't think so. it's like the people that trundle out horror stories of different health care systems in various countries... Um... there will always be such horror stories no matter what kind of health care system you have from free market to single payer... There will always be mistakes.



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"Shhhh! We've given someone with an actual, functional brain randomjsa's login and password. Let's see how long it takes anyone to notice."
2012-07-12 08:56:47 AM  
2 votes:

Danger Avoid Death: unlikely: So then this is a different Fraser institute than the Conservative Right-Libertarian Fraser Institute?

And did they ever find out what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs??


No no, you're thinking of the Frasier Institute of Seattle . The Fraser institute is a think-tank on how to weaponize Brendan Fraser's horrible acting. Dudley Do-Right was their first full-scale weapons test.
2012-07-12 01:45:43 AM  
2 votes:

unlikely: So then this is a different Fraser institute than the Conservative Right-Libertarian Fraser Institute?


And did they ever find out what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs??
2012-07-11 09:46:21 PM  
2 votes:
Poutrage.
2012-07-12 03:49:43 PM  
1 votes:

Arglex1: I dare you to go back through the past 50 years of socialism in Europe.


That's pretty disingenuous given your page long claim of rational thinking and honest discussion.
2012-07-12 09:48:08 AM  
1 votes:
I can't believe nobody posted this chart yet.

theincidentaleconomist.com
2012-07-12 08:05:38 AM  
1 votes:

farkityfarker: I have a Canadian friend who fell off his bike and broke his wrist a couple of years ago. He was unemployed at the time.

Because he's Canadian, it was treated for free. Had he been an American, he'd be about 25K in debt.


See this is why socialism is wrong, we defy natural selection with it!

Your friend should have had to pony up the money to prove he was a worthwhile citizen or gone without, lowering his chances of survival!

Here in America, we weed out our fiscally weak, so that only the fiscally strong may survive in the long run, as god intended!
2012-07-12 07:21:07 AM  
1 votes:
lol they link to an article that says 83% of doctors consider quitting because of Obamacare... That is just too much bullshiat for me to swallow. Let me go pull some numbers out of my ass and call it a study.
2012-07-12 06:51:29 AM  
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: quatchi: Find me a Canadian who wants to swap systems and I'll call him a liar to his face.

Or he/she reads the Farkin' Toronto Sun.

Seriously, have ever seen that disgusting tabloid? Some of the garbage they print is to the right of teabaggers. Scary that some Canadians actually believe that crap and vote based on their ignorant editorializing. These idiots are why we are stuck with Harper.


Toronto Sun sucks baboon balls, tis true.

That noted, the really hardcore RW Farkers read the Canadian Free Press which is just slightly to the left of Goebells.

/CFP has been described as "A Canadian version of WND"
//The writing of Judi MacLeod, it's editor, has been described as that of an "emotionally incontinent ninth grader,"
///So, yeah, a natural fit there.
2012-07-12 05:31:05 AM  
1 votes:
So 46,159 Canadians got sick on vacation?

/drtfa
2012-07-12 05:16:00 AM  
1 votes:

Rusty Shackleford: The nonpartisan Himmler Institute reports that Jews may be controlling the international media.


The nonpartisan WE Coyote Institute reports that land-based avian creatures are a menace to society that should be exterminated.
2012-07-12 05:07:07 AM  
1 votes:

Ghastly: None of those cost me a penny.


*checks profile*

Canadian? WTF?

SOCIALIST!

Actually, Vermont is looking at a single-payer statewide system. Good, right? Here's the facepalm part:

From the Vermont Health Care For All website FAQ:

Won't we have rationing like Canada?

See, this is why we in the US can't have nice things.
2012-07-12 04:32:09 AM  
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: Dude, no one in reality would keep posting that bullsh*t in the threads after getting shouted down so often. They'd move on to an echo chamber like FreeRepublic or Breitbart or something. It's a troll account.


Apparently. Meh, my thing with trolls is if they are repeating current talking points that haven't yet been thoroughly debunked I just use their BS as a springboard for my own counter arguments. They are kind of like the whetstone one uses in cyberspace in order to eviscerate real morons more easily in meatspace. Plus it's an outlet for my natural snark.
2012-07-12 04:17:21 AM  
1 votes:

randomjsa: I'm going to make a SWAG (Scientific Wild Arse Guess)

I'll say between 5-15k of those were not people escaping the Canadian system but probably people who were sent down here for treatment for some reason or another. That happens.

You can find thousands of Americans that head over seas for medical treatments of one kind or another too.

Does the fact that a fraction of the people in either system opt to use a different system prove something? I don't think so. it's like the people that trundle out horror stories of different health care systems in various countries... Um... there will always be such horror stories no matter what kind of health care system you have from free market to single payer... There will always be mistakes.


Wha-wha-what the? Who are you, and what did you do with trollbait?
2012-07-12 04:17:18 AM  
1 votes:

quatchi: ox45tallboy: cc_rider: Hehe. I think he forgot which login he was posting under.

Most likely.

Yeah, I had a real WTF moment there too for a sec.

So... not a real moron he just plays one on the internet?

Damnitsomuch!


Dude, no one in reality would keep posting that bullsh*t in the threads after getting shouted down so often. They'd move on to an echo chamber like FreeRepublic or Breitbart or something. It's a troll account.
2012-07-12 02:43:29 AM  
1 votes:
My parents threw the stupid farking Canadians-coming-to-the-US-for-healthcare statistic at me a few months ago. Then, a few months later when they realized one of them needed surgery and they had no insurance, they were suddenly looking into having it done in MEXICO where they could afford it.

NOT NEWS: Then they realized that Obamacare made it possible for her to get insured and have the surgery here in the States, which is what they did. FARK: They still hate Obamacare.

It's really farking evil the way these right wing @ssholes are brainwashing people into accepting a system that bankrupts you when you get sick.
2012-07-12 02:32:43 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: So what are your reasons against universal healthcare?


All those damned freeloaders from Alpha Centauri.
2012-07-12 02:00:05 AM  
1 votes:
In Watchmen, Nixon is still president in the 80's and there's a magical naked blue dude who has control over space and time.

In that universe, this is totes legit.TFA seems to be referring to that universe, instead of an actual real universe where you and I live.

Easy mistake to make. Those keys are right next to each other.
2012-07-12 01:55:39 AM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, I wonder how many of those 45,000 are Canadian retirees getting health care at hospitals in Florida?
2012-07-12 01:51:43 AM  
1 votes:
What a coincidence. 46,159 is exactly how many poor people die in the US each year because we have a retarded health care system and an uninformed and stupid electorate.
2012-07-12 01:44:37 AM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: Nonpartisan.


Maybe "nonpartisan" is the new "fair and balanced"?
2012-07-11 11:36:20 PM  
1 votes:
Today I got aspirin out of my arm rest dealy in my car, which was probably made in china. Does that mean I outsourced my medical treatment to China? I haz a sad :(
2012-07-11 10:28:28 PM  
1 votes:
Being the bastion of integrity that it is, I'm sure the Daily Caller gave due attention to the many thousands of Americans who seek medical care or medicine outside of the USA...right?

Oh...and "nonpartisan?"

multimedia.billybrew.com
2012-07-11 09:40:42 PM  
1 votes:
 
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