Paying for health care

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I Read Steves blog tonight and was intrigued.
    His doctor prescribed an MRI.These machines cost upwards of $1M .
    He was in the next day! Here in Canada the cost of an MRI is covered,
    but you could end up dead waiting the 6 mo or so before its your turn.
    Does your private health care plan cover these?
    Heres the cost in a few states
    Orlando, FLMRI$2,229Dallas, TX - MRI Testing Facility AMRI$3,624Dallas, TX - MRI Testing Facility BMRI$2,172San Diego, CAMRI$2,826Salt Lake City, UTMRI$1,694Detroit, MIMRI$3,461New York, NY - MRI Testing Facility AMRI$1,785New York, NY - MRI Testing Facility BMRI$2,199Raleigh, NCMRI$3,001Omaha, NEMRI$2,502
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That's what happens when you are in a country with a National Health Care Plan.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    So what is the real truth about Socialized medicine? I just watched Micheal Moores "Sicko" and according to that documentary there isn't any more waiting for health care in Canada than there is here in the US. I just made an appointment today for a physical and the earliest I could get in is almost 2 weeks . It takes my wife at least a month to get an appointment for her doctor.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You on Medicare Rod?
    I called up on Tuesday and got an appt on Wednesday morning...usually I can get it the same day if I need to.
     
  5. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Hoax ,how much do you pay a year for health care?
    Its all included in our taxes. I aint saying its perfect,but whenever I hurt myself its free.They fixed my broken finger very professionally.
    We are not as socialist as you are led to believe.
    Its legal for girls to go topless.Our mounties have baggie pants.
    Handguns are not on every corner .
    Our eagle is a beaver.
    We apologize for Bryan Adams.
    Columbus discovered Newfoundland first.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Out of pocket - about $6k per year
    But this year is worse...wife is getting implants so that's another 5k in addition to the $6k
     
  7. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Great way to get sales leads.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Nope- still have 4+ years to go before Medicare. (people on the BC tend to believe I'm a hundred years old). That's a great thing about being a Teamster- I was a young 53 when I retired:peaceful:
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will admit upfront that I am not that familiar with the Canadian medical system but I do know that a number of professional and amatuer athletes from the Montreal area, which is about 1 hour from Plattsburgh, used to come down to our area to see specialists to avoid the waiting period to see specialists in Canada. I don't see this as much today so perhaps things have changed.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Before and after pictures are required. You may post them here, or perhaps the "How's the view?" thread would be more appropriate.

    Also, Hoax, please call my wife and talk her into this. I'm willing to part with the 5k......
     
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Dude...dental implants!!!

    Been having fun with this. :funny:
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Hoax, you let me down bigtime.....
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Butt implants?
     
  14. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    my out of pocket are about 300 a year and that is for a family of 3.i really need to thank tha trustees from local 653 for the outstanding health plan we have.
     
  15. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    ummm ,,, if this is true, then it's not really free right? what percentage of YOUR money is taxed?
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    paying for health care.......a grand a month here.

    I think if I were under Canadian care I would still be waiting to have my surgery. I think they wait longer. Some things just can't wait.....and since I exceeded $120,000.00 last year, I think a grand a month is OK.
     
  17. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Moreluck,the excess wait times are mostly for non emergency surgeries.
    It takes about 2 weeks.
     
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Serious pushin' cushin there.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    and UPS for paying for it.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...a lot of folks tend to forget that part.