Obamacare hits home

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    My brother just had surgery for an aortic aneurysm at 38 this year and my cardiologist wanted me to get a cat scan done to determine if I suffered from the same problem which is very commonly among family members. I showed up for my appointment and was told that the cat scan had yet to be approved through committee due to new rules set forth by Obamacare. Necessary treatment delayed or denied to legislation. Welcome to Obamacare.......
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    Are you in Canada? Hear that all the time from Cannuks.
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    who's your insurance company?
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    Do you think Canadian health care is worse than the Obamacare nonsense headed our way?
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    I read a couple of years ago that Canada was going to try to move back to private care instead of what they had/have.
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    Why would it matter? They are referring to BOcare.
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    I honestly don't know. I do know that you better not be in a hurry for anything like a new joint and if you need specialized heart surgery or similar and need it quickly, you better head south. I'd say if you are a Canadian and have never known excellent health care, you wouldn't miss what you haven't had. Same with the British system. I know the Brits do their best to keep horror stories "out of the news". Perhaps their "publicists" (MSM media) are like ours with Obama.
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    Reading this Wikipedia reference, it looks like most health care services in Canada are private.
    I honestly feel we will be worse off after Obamacare...and the quality of Canadian care will be better.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_Canada
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    I think the question is if he has his own insurance, the same one he's had, why Obamacare is even a factor? It may be, but it may not.
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    I very much doubt this has anything to do with Obamacare.
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    I know.
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    According to the logic of the liberals on this board, this is all solely the fault of your brother for having the aortic aneurysm.

    Remember, it's never the fault of Obama's policies and you are a racist to say it is.

    Btw, I hope your brother gets better.
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    The U.S. Government. (I.R.S.)
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    It's common knowledge in the medical field that public entities dictate private policy given reimbursement rules since so many of these entities work together behind the scenes. It's been this way for decades. Medicare is frankly a bully that the clueless media rarely reports on. I've seen it personally in my care for over ten years and I'm 47. Multiple medical professionals and others have admitted to this in private.

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