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I grew up in Canada and found the system and care wonderful. My family who still live there have been highly satisfied even with care for major health problems. You don't need to have fundraisers to pay for cancer care there, unlike the USA where even 'good' insurance does not cover the costs. My 88 yr mother was surprised to see the same scare tactics, lies and distortions used to dissuade people from the public option as were used (unsuccessfully) by the insurance and pharmaceutical industry in the 1960's when national health insurance was introduced. Long term care is also covered up there. It is a travesty how many young adults in this country are uninsured or extremely underinsured due to the high costs, 'pre-existing conditions' and the control that corporate America has over health care in this country.
Why can the conservative right control us so easily with scare tactics? For every single case that is cited about the 'Canadian health care nightmare', there are thousands of examples of extraordinary care there.
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