Apr 10, 2005, 12:51 PM
Post #8 of 10
Well you're absolutely right Marlene. Very little is free in this world and certainly nothing that comes from any government - there is that little thing called taxes...
A discussion of the US versus Canadian HCS is probably not a really "Sinaloa" topic, but since you brought it up:
- At least all citizens in Canada have access to health care as a basic "right". 48 million Americans have no coverage, the majority of those are "working poor".
- Canadians annually pay $5545 per person in taxes and Americans $6708.
- The US ranks as #1 in foreign debt, Canada isn't even in the top 50 countries in the world.
Americans pay every single dollar of healthcare coverage (unless an employer shares in those costs) in addition to our higher taxes and the obscene amount of money we borrow against our children's future. Free, of course not. A significant burden on many Americans - absolutely. I know some Candians also pay part of prescription drug costs, but even those are significantly lower than in the US. Luckily, we have much lower costs for healthcare in Mexico as well.
To bring this topic back to relevance here in Mexico - specifically your move from Colorado to Mexico. When you move, you might check to see if your health insurance covers you in Mexico (assuming you have health insurance). Many US policies only cover emergency care while in Mexico. However, you can get a very good policy here in Mazatlan, assuming no pre-existing conditions, for about 1/10th of the cost for similar coverage in the US. Many folks here think the quality of care, although not as high-tech, is better than NOB.
(This post was edited by ncferret on Apr 10, 2005, 3:36 PM)