I'm Canadian, I live in alberta, we don't pay any added provincial tax here, just the GST, ther may be a hidden tax but whatever, it works.
The guy in the youtube video could have picked a better province than Quebec...Quebec has their own seperate pension plan from the rest of the country, in essence, it's like they are their own country, BUT they're not...Alberta sends them Aprox $14 billion (yes, billion) dollars EVERY year. Alberta sends money (AND ALOT OF IT) to all the "have not" provinces. I guarantee if we didn't send money all over the place, our health care system would be premo.
Do doctors in the US not make mistakes? Cutting off the wrong body parts, leaving sponges and other medical tools in patients? I'm sure they do, infact I'm 100% sure they do...I'd love to see the stats on how often that happens in the US compared to in Canada.
Any women that feels her child should be at a hosptial for whatever reason, should have enough brains to take them to a childrens hospital specifically, I guarantee you the wait at our childrens hospital is quite minimum, on all days.
It doesn't take 2-3 yrs to get a blood test either, any doc you see, either your family doc, which isn't impossible to get or a random doc at a clinic simply fills out a form and sends you to the lab (at your convience) to get blood tests done, results are usually back within the same week.
We have universal health care, have had it in our province of Alberta since the early 60's, less people back then, less hypocondriacts, less wait...it's stressed more now cuz too many people abuse the system, more people move here (plenty of americans included)...things have changed I'll admit that but it's still better then the many horror stories I hear about health care in the US (all over the US). We have private health care too now, we have options, the US doesn't.
No system is perfect and with the many changes being done in our province alone with cutting back some health care issues, at this point I still wouldn't trade with the US system.
As far as the gas prices go, yup we pay more (especially during long weekends like Canada day) we pay more for our own dang commodity and send it over to the US so they can pay next to nothing for it, same with our electricity.
Everyone fears change, it's normal but bashing another country because of fear is not cool at all. I could go on but there's no point, I think I've expressed my veiws.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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