Originally Posted by kswizzy99
it all depends. here in canada we have free health care and our university fees are nothing compared to what it costs in the states and that is because of the government support. that to me is amazing and I took it for granted until I heard some of the horror stories with the health care and education system in America but yet American's like to say that its a socialist system we have here and say it like its a bad word. that just boggles my mind cuz I fail to see the problem in our system.
my cousin's univesity fees in the states cost him something like $300,000. my 3 years in University here only cost me about $6000. If that is considered bad, than I don't want good.
Tuition like that is reserved for private ivy league universities like Harvard. You can get a degree from State Universities for much much less. It is still over priced, but I explained the basic reason for that in a previous post.
As for the medical system. Yes, there are problems, it has more to do with corrupt congressmen bowing to the whims of pharmaceutical lobbiests than it has to do with our free market medical system.
I have spent more time in doctors offices than I would care to mention, and I can say that there is no problem with the medical system itself. Insurance companies do need some regulation. The way some companies jerk people around should be put under control, but socialised medicine is not the answer.
There is a reason why Canadians come state side when they need really serious medical treatment. Socialised medicine does not lend itself to innovation and cutting edge technology.
Most of the people espousing the benifits of socialised medicine have never had to go through the system with a serious illness. Specialists are a scarcity. Most of them move to higher paying places like the US.
I have heard horror stories of ungodly waits to see a specialist for any serious illness you might be having.
I have had my share of strange and ****ed up diseases in my life. It has never taken longer than a week to get in too see a specialist. I have no complaints about the US medical system, even with all of the time I have spent dealing with it.