Canadian Premiere heads to US for Heart Surgery

Re: Canadian Premiere heads to US for Heart Surgery

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:27 pm

jpete wrote:
mikeandgerry wrote:
samhill wrote:Thats just one example & hes coming here for the expertise & because he can afford it (or maybe its the Canadian taxpayer) in any event there are plenty of Americans going overseas for medical care because its more affordable for them. Its a catch 22 we are fast becomeing a nation of haves & have nots.


http://www.allvoices.com/s/event-485890 ... JSUy5EVEw=

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/health/21patient.html

Interesting articles say that in 2008 560,000 US patients went overseas for surgical procedures and suggests that 1.6 million will be doing that by 2012.


So let's see...we hand out visa's for people to come to school here and become doctors, then they go back home, and and use the fact that we have a Federally protected monopoly in health insurance to service all the people being screwed by that system?

And who said the free market was a failure? :D


LOL you can't keep a free market down, can you !
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Re: Canadian Premiere heads to US for Heart Surgery

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:49 am

It strikes me that a whole slew of doctors,at least in my area,speak pretty crappy english--geeeee,could that be because they can charge as much as they want for proceedures & get away w/ it??I think it would be funny if the canadian guy came here & his doc turned out to be canadian :shock:
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Re: Canadian Premiere heads to US for Heart Surgery

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:03 am

Unless things have changed a quailfied young American can`t get into an American medical school unless sponsered by an American doctor. Thats why many Americans end up in the schools off shore, the docs keep the #s down to some degree. Then because they can get the cream of the crop of foreign docs they pull them across the pond & with just a refresher, testing & internship under the American docs & hospitals they can practice in the U.S.
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