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#144636 - 01/10/12 01:38 PM Re: Meds $51.50...co-pay $50 [Re: Charm2017]
Cheryld Offline
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4804
Loc: Toronto canada
Hey hey - not all of Canada is cold! smile actually i live in torpnto and we've had 1 day of snow ! and I agree with charm if your dr recommend rads and chemo - despite the possible fall out - do it. Particularly if your dr. has a good reputation, and know his/ her stuff... smile
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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#144637 - 01/10/12 03:31 PM Re: Meds $51.50...co-pay $50 [Re: Cheryld]
Pandora99 Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (1000+ posts)

Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 1319
Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
I have many US friends, and those that are employed staunchly endorse the U.S.'s medical system. Those that are not employed or are continuing to work just to get to a medicare age are not so happy with it. In general however, the feedback I get is that people hold great FEAR of "Universal HealthCare". I don't understand why. I just don't get it, and I would love to find out from a US citizen what their thinking is.

Anyone who would care to enlighten me can send me a PM and we can discuss.

I will, off the top, agree that no system is perfect. I know of horror stories from both sides of the border.

The USA has another election soon, and your Canadian friends have these questions. Anyone care to discuss via PM? I suggest PM as I think this may be an issue which isn't appropriate for the general forum as it has political implications/undertones.

Donna
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Donna,60,SCC L Tongue T2N1MO Stg IV 4/04 w/partial gloss;32 radtx; T2N2M0 Stg IV.New primary R tongue-2nd partial gloss w/graft 10/07; 30 radtx/2 cispl 2/08. 10 yrs from 1st dx, 6 yrs since 2nd dx. Surviving isn't easy,but grateful for EVERY day.Proudly Canadian - YES, UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE IS WONDERFUL! Cancer does not eliminate vanity - I would still rather be 59!

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#144651 - 01/11/12 02:05 PM Re: Meds $51.50...co-pay $50 [Re: Pandora99]
Cheryld Offline
"OCF Canuck"
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4804
Loc: Toronto canada
smile agreed - mostly I was just teasing... However the one thing I do appreciate is not having to choose between living and "living" for some having poor health care or no health care (in a non social medicine cointry) drains the wallet in a big way... Even if you have coverage - my husband has extra insurance through his company. It runs maybe $100 a month from his paycheque... Covers everything, dental, glasses, prescriptions, braces, massage, physio - etc... For the whole family - I've never payed more than $5 for any prescription - and if I get them filled at Walmart (lower dispensing fee) I pay nothing... smile also I'm free to choose which hospital, and which dr. I will be treated by... Mind you the states has 10 times more people than we do! Hugs all.
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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