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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:41 PM

Jim Carrey explains Canadian health care to libertarian Bill Maher

Good job, Jim. I think your points hold true for several European countries (such as Norway) too.


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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 11:49 PM

2. As a US citizen who has to pay

$2000 a month for health insurance for my little family of three…. I’d give a whole lot to have Canadian health care.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:42 AM

3. $550/month w/$9,200 deductible. nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:26 AM

7. It's ridiculous!

Our deductible is $7500 per person…max out pocket is $15K. I’m sorry you are having to pay these outrageous premiums too. 😡

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:53 AM

4. Depending on your yearly income, plus a country-wide VAT...

(with quarterly direct deposits from the government(s) again, depending on your yearly income declared on your tax returns), overall you would not pay $24,000/yr to be fully insured, you and your family, but your tax bracket would be higher than it is now.

The more you earn, the more you pay. Incomes of less than $20,000/yr don't pay any income taxes, but some VATs on goods AND services in all provinces (again with direct deposits every 3 months based on your yearly declared net income as partial reimbursements).

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:44 AM

6. 2000 usd a month just in health insurance premiums for 3 people is anti-human madness.

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No way for any pro Big Pharma Big Healthcare Big Insurance shill to spin it.

The US for-profit healthcare system is the world's largest wealth transfer/wealth consolidation (from the masses up to the top of the pyramid) scheme ever devised. Well over 55, 60 trillion usd over just the next ten years will be spent on it.

What makes it truly a scam is that unless you are wealthy and/or have the luck of having a superb insurance plan, you will often get nowhere near world class care compared to most other advanced Western nations, and even if you do, it may well come with an insanely high cost basis that destroys you economically. Yet many (most?) Americans have been utterly gaslit into believing they have the greatest heathcare system on the planet. It's mass delusional.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:40 AM

8. It is mass delusional!

It’s a Bronze plan…but it’s the only one I can get…the others are much more expensive. There’s no competition in the state for the individual market and we’re a self employed family. The gaslighting we’ve all been subjected to is insane.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:50 AM

13. I'm poor and the only good thing about it

is that I have Medicare with Medicaid as a secondary so I pay nothing for any of my care (which is over a million a year because I have cystic fibrosis). Everyone should have the same plan that I do, the fact that people go bankrupt and lose their house and savings is pure madness.

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:12 AM

5. Except we don't have prescription drug coverage so medications are not free, except

for seniors and that may differ from province to province. Trudeau is working on it.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:45 AM

9. I so hope Trudeau can move the needle on prescription drug costs.

I have a handful of customers from Canada that have nothing good to say about Justin Trudeau. It always surprises me. These folks almost sound MAGA when I talk to them. Most of those people are in Alberta…my customers from BC and Sask and further east don’t seem to be as extreme.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:46 AM

12. They are just like MAGA and take their Q's from them. We are not rational people at all.

Ask them why they hate him or what policies they hate all they can talk about is he once went blackface (he was a drama teacher and most of them don't care because they themselves tend to be racists) and the vaccines. I am from Alberta and yes they are the worst, oil country and the radicals have them all believing Trudeau is coming for their jobs. They do not even understand that Trudeau has done more for them than their previous "sweetheart Harper" who came out of Alberta.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:25 PM

14. That explains a lot.

When I see an Alberta area code come across my phone at work, I brace myself.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:43 PM

16. LOL and watch for the red and white license plates, they don't know how to drive either

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:00 PM

17. Lol!!! I will.

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:47 AM

10. My Canadian retired Pharmacist neighbor

asked me if she could use my Glucose Meter and a test strip to check her mom's sugar. I said I could not afford even one as I am limited to 4x per day and I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. Medicare rules are 3x/day unless your doc overrides that on the script. She was aghast, of course. I told her that this is not Canada. She had no words but did understand my answer.

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:41 PM

18. get a dexcom

medicare will get your dexcoms if you are testing 4/day. it is really great.

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:53 AM

11. My respect for Jim Carrey is enormous

He is an amazing and great person!

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Response to Mysterian (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:40 PM

19. It's funny, I cannot stand his performances but love who he is

and his views.

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Response to spooky3 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:29 PM

15. Talk about wasted effort. (nt)

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