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What country will Americans go for health care once our system is socialized?

Many Canadians currently get medical treatment in the USA. Where will Canadians and Americans go for health care once our own system is socialized? My guess is Costa Rica. Many already go there for treatments not approved by the FDA.

Asked By: Freakazoid - 8/8/2009
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I have to hold my tongue!!! But, OBAMA DOES NOT WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. OBAMA IS NOT A SOCIALIST. If you knew what a socialist is, you would have to be told... More
Answered By: I love yanking your chain - 8/8/2009
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I would like to see proof that many Canadians come here to get medical treatment. I see a lot of people saying it, but no one has posted any proof of this claim yet.
Answered By: Quan - 8/8/2009
 
Really I would like a source on Canadians coming to the US for medical treatment. Also there is no where to go. The only other places that don't have universal health care are third world countries. All developed nations other then the US have it.
Answered By: 2Negative - 8/8/2009
 
Many Americans already go to canada, mexico, and other countries for health care that their HMO refuses to cover. Please cite a source for medicare, medicaid, or Veteran health care customers seeking out health care in other nations. It doesn't happen, as THEY have FAR better health care than you and I do. Why do you... More
Answered By: bash - 8/8/2009
 
Youre lying
Answered By: Comrade Otto - 8/8/2009
 
I certainly can't afford to go anywhere. Only rich people fly out of the country to get health care.... You would think if they are rich enough to fly to another country and get HC they would also be smart enough to see its cheaper just to stay in America. AND you're a liar
Answered By: Kiss me I have Swine Flu - 8/8/2009
 
Well, right now many Americans go to Canada for healthcare. In particular, pregnancy and cancer treatment. It's far cheaper and they get in right away. And, it costs nothing for Chemo. I know a few that went to Holland for Pancreatic cancer treatment because they couldn't afford it here... More
Answered By: AnneCoultersnemesis - 8/8/2009
 
I don't know, but if you find out, let me know!
Answered By: Carol M - 8/8/2009
 
India or South America.
Answered By: ATTENTION: Testicles That Is All - 8/8/2009
 
This is another lie of the conservatives. The federal govt will be competing with the private industry in a free market. This is not socialism... More
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Answered By: Bulwinkle - 8/8/2009
 
Canadians sometimes have elective surgeries performed in the U.S. Not because it's necessarily better. It has more to with the grass appearing greener on the other side.
Answered By: Unka Dano - 8/8/2009
 
I avoid doctors therefore I live and am healthy. Eat right and exercise what a concept.
Answered By: AmericaFirstMiddleLastAlways - 8/8/2009
 
Thailand is another option. They'll do several medical procedures at a fraction of the cost that it is done in this country. India is going that way too. They have doctors trained here and have returned probably because we kicked them out... More
Answered By: Big Brodie - 8/8/2009
 
Great Question ! -- My guess would also be Costa Rica + believe it or not Mexico were some American dental/health care professionals have established offices in Mexico and are already been rending quality servcies at much lower costs . I understand that many senior citizens are driving from California to Mexico to... More
Answered By: The Nonpareil - 8/8/2009
 
You have all the proof you need awhile back when that English actress had a skiing accident were did they air-vav over night? She had her accident in Canada but it was the U S that they tried to get her too... More
Answered By: RayHere - 8/8/2009
 
No one is proposing socializing our health care system. If they were, we wouldn't all be able to keep our private health insurance if we want to.
Answered By: г๏๓คгє - 8/8/2009
 
Actually, that Canadians get medical treatment here is a lie. There is no truth to it. Americans actually go there. Why? Because their system is far better than ours is. It is more efficient, less costly, and higher quality. The fact that Americans go there to get treatment should be enough to convince you of... More
Answered By: Ernesto T - 8/8/2009
 
Someone asked for an article on Canadians coming to US for care. Here's that and more... More
Answered By: Shrieking Panda - 8/8/2009
 
Any resources for that? I guess not, because it's another lie. Canada's health care is fine, and they don't come here. I wish the U.S. was as well educated as Canadians actually... More
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Answered By: zapwai - 8/8/2009
 
to all you socialist idiots that want proof about horrible health care in Canada. I lived in Canada for four years and I know that their health care system is bad, I experienced it first hand. On top of it all in order for the canadian system to be supported financially, everything has such a high tax rate, so the... More
Answered By: np - 8/8/2009
 
Dubai sounds like its full of potential.
Answered By: jcpnum4green@att.net - 8/8/2009
 
Don't worry, be happy... More
Answered By: NOLA guy - 8/8/2009
 
It's important to acknowledge why people go to different countries for health care... More
Answered By: Uncle Tonto - 8/8/2009
 
I have just answered a similar question regarding the HMO policy introduction which had revolutionised the American health care system back in 1973... More
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Answered By: Tim - 8/8/2009
 
Look at all the idiots claiming that we go to Canada for health care. Yeah, because we want to wait four+ months for cancer treatment, right?
Answered By: D Man - 8/8/2009
 
Many Canadians? Name some.... or are you just repeating what you heard? I can name a few who live in Montreal and Quebec and they have no complaints... More
Answered By: Mujer Alta - 8/8/2009
 
cuba
Answered By: DlCK Chenney - 8/8/2009
 
American health care is not going to be socialized and you know it. Care to put forth another lie about the Health Care Initiative that will instill fear, anger, and doubt into the ignorant masses? You're lying, and more and more people can see it every day. Try again.
Answered By: AZ - 8/10/2009
 
I'll just stay here. I mean socialized health care is considered far better than our own. France is rated number 1.
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Answered By: sasil85 - 8/10/2009
 
I don't think it will pass. People aren't stupid enough to let that pass...yet. I pray to God this does not happen.
Answered By: msett - 8/10/2009
 
on the rare occasion, canadians do go to the states for health care. rich canadians, usually... More
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Answered By: Alyssa J - 8/10/2009
 
Health care in Canada is very good. Doctor and nurse doing without focus on money. Only problem I experience is timely care. It mean it take time to get to you. I am do not favor Americans getting same system. If people wants timely care and rich just drive south for two hour get it in US. So American keep the old way... More
Answered By: Seeker - 8/11/2009
 
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