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Old 10-18-2009, 12:29 AM
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Have you personally had $3700.00 worth of medical treatment in the last year?
i'm not sure...i had to see a specialist about a problem i had but i have no idea how much that was.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:33 AM
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well i would have to say the website is right and wrong,
they are wrong about the amount of money we pay in tax's,its not 40%....its more like 55% when you combine all the different tax's we pay,(did it happen to say what province i would have to live in to only pay 40% tax? Alberta probably...they have it made over there.) but what they would be referring to when they say about 45% of tax money is used for health care is income tax only and there are a lot of people in Canada that pay a lot more income tax then i do (i pay about 25%) so my share would be a lot less then 18%...or at least that is what i think...although i could be wrong.

you didn't tell me,do you have to pay anything when you visit the doctor ?
okay, gotcha.

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Yes, sometimes I do have to pay a co-pay and sometimes I don't. I have a deductible on some things, too. So with 4 of us we pay co-pays of around $250 bucks a year for MD's and dental. Then if we have a hospital visit it is a $150 deductible per person. Luckily that doesn't happen very often.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:42 AM
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okay, gotcha.

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Yes, sometimes I do have to pay a co-pay and sometimes I don't. I have a deductible on some things, too. So with 4 of us we pay co-pays of around $250 bucks a year for MD's and dental. Then if we have a hospital visit it is a $150 deductible per person. Luckily that doesn't happen very often.
so you say your dental is covered ?
dental isn't covered under our health care we need insurance for that,
also an ambulance ride isn't covered either.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:43 AM
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can someone please explain to me just what the ballence of the three sections of Governments is?

I understand what Judicial is...but what are the other two? and how do they ballence...

I cant really comment til I understand how the Government works in that way...and I'm afraid, other then knowing the Judicial branch is the be all and end all...I dont understand.

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I haven't read the whole thread but I think you must be referring to the three branches of government: Executive (i.e. President and his Cabinet), Legislative (i.e. Senate & House of Representatives), and Judicial (i.e. Supreme Court).

Their power is balanced. For example, the President (Executive) has the power to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court. However, the Senate (Legislative) must confirm the appointee. Once the justice is confirmed and sworn in, it is a lifetime appointment. The Justice theoretically is not beholden to the President or the Senate and will make decisions based upon the interpretation of the Constitution.

The President (Executive) proposes a budget but the House of Representatives (Legislative) originates revenue legislation.

The State Department (Executive) can negotiate treaties but the Senate (Legislative) must advise and consent before ratification.

The President (Executive) is Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces but the Congress (Legislative) has the power to declare war.

Congress (Legislative) passes laws, but they can be overturned by the Supreme Court (Executive) as "Unconstitutional".
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:49 AM
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so you say your dental is covered ?
dental isn't covered under our health care we need insurance for that,
also an ambulance ride isn't covered either.
Dental is optional but we have it. And ambulance is covered. We live outside the city limits so we can call Air Vac (helicopter) and hitch a ride to the hospital if we choose to.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:56 AM
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Dental is optional but we have it. And ambulance is covered. We live outside the city limits so we can call Air Vac (helicopter) and hitch a ride to the hospital if we choose to.
our air ambulance is covered,just not the ground one.
we have to pay for all of our own drugs as well.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:04 AM
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our air ambulance is covered,just not the ground one.
we have to pay for all of our own drugs as well.
Doesn't that just make everyone call the air ambulance when they need to go to the hospital?

I would. (not really. I would have to be unconscious to get me in a chopper.)

We have a copay with drugs. However, most drug stores have generics for $4.00 per prescription. Most antibotics are free.
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