Re: [MOL] Health Coverage [12665] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Health Coverage



That is interesting and I know that from one number, be it health, social
insurance, driver's licence etc., the gov't knows your whole life story.
Christine


At 01:40 PM 21/07/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Just thought I'd share this little item from todays' news relevant to the 
>Insurance discussion and something that should be of special interest to 
>you, Christine, and your neighbor, Jeanne.  
>
>"Low-income patients in Canada survive cancer at much higher rates than 
>similary poor cancer patients in the United States.  That's according to 
>a new study of nearly half a millian patients.
>University of Windsor epidemiologist Kevin Gorey says for the 15 most 
>common types of cancer, patients do better against their diseases in 
>Canada, where they have access to more care in the universal, 
>government-financed health system."
>
>And what is the big fuss about a health number...don't you know you are 
>already tracked in every way, including health, by your social-security 
>number???!!!  Let the goodc times role! :+)
>
>God Bless.
>John
>
>Christine wrote:
>> 
>> In Canada, our health care system is totally government run. Everyone has a
>> health card number and, you are correct, they can just about tell your life
>> story from one little number. Most treatments, etc are covered. I did not
>> have to pay anything for any tests or treatments that I had. I do know
>> people who had to rent equipment, i.e. heart monitors, etc., and they had
>> to go into debt.
>> I think you are correct in the assumption that people will judge you
>> differently and insurance companies will not insure you. I am making sure I
>> don't lapse on my life insurance policy or I would not be able to get
>> another one. Who said that life was fair!
>> Christine
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