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    Yeah I've never had to pay for a visit to the doctor. That being said, Americans don't pay taxes on everything that they buy, do they? In British Columbia we have to pay tax on clothes and food and w/e (12%, 5 to the federal government and 7% to the provincial government) so that pays for our healthcare and w/e else the government pays for...and some tax is taken off what I earn at my job but at the end of the fiscal year they return a bit to me because I earn so little haha.

    So basically what I'm saying is Canada's healthcare system is infinitely better than the US one...and while I don't know enough about this reform to say that it'll fix everything, it does sound like a step in the right direction.

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    We all know I am the black crayon, so number 1, I'm clueless. But what is frustrating is my friends who agree with this are telling me how great it is, and the ones that don't are telling me how horrible it is.. I'm so confused



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    Sounds like we're more similar to Canada, our tax goes towards the National Health Service which is free in most cases which I think is a much better system. It seems insane to me that people should suffer and possibly die because they can't afford health care.

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    I'm also not sure about all the details, but I'm definitely glad this passed and I think it's a good step! I just hope people are open-minded enough to give it a chance. Since I'm from an affluent town and go to a school where a lot of people have money... it's really frustrating to hear the reasons why people are against it. I was talking about it with 3-4 people I'm friendly with and they were all so dead set against this because their parents are doctors and they were going to be "so screwed over" and make less money. They didn't even know the logistics of the bill, they just heard their parents complain about it all the time. I didn't want to be rude but I kind of tried to say "So it's okay if millions of Americans that can't afford healthcare are screwed over, but if your daddy with his own private practice takes a small cut in pay and is 'screwed over', it's not?"


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    ^Totally, maybe they'll just have to go on 3 vacations a year instead of 4.

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    Also, I forgot to mention earlier, this bill has many elements in it that the Massachusetts health care system has. And for the record, I don't have to wait a long time to be seen by a doctor, as was argued in this thread.

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