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I heard this morning that cigs are 7.50 a pack in canada and it almost all goes towards paying for health care there.I know the gov. pays for health care there but what are the hospitals like?
 

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can't be very good...
it is canda after all :redflip


I hate that whole welfare health system over there...
People who take care of themselves have to pay for the triple bypasses for those who eat crap food their whole lives...
nope, that shit ain't right...
 

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vizsladog44 said:
I heard this morning that cigs are 7.50 a pack in canada and it almost all goes towards paying for health care there.I know the gov. pays for health care there but what are the hospitals like?
7.50 in US or Canadian funds?? I guess either way its a lot, but in canadian it wouldn't seem to be as outrageous.
 

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hmm Isn't Canada socialized medicine so the taxes must reflect it somehow but still the citizens are paying for those ;)
 

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hmm Isn't Canada socialized medicine so the taxes must reflect it somehow but still the citizens are paying for those ;)
I believe that it is in road and food taxes that the "state" uses to pay for health care.:confused
 

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7.50 CDN

keep in mind the value of our dollar isn't as much as yours, so that still is a lot of money for a pack of cigarettes.

i just quit last friday anyway, wish me luck.
 

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Jotz said:
7.50 CDN

keep in mind the value of our dollar isn't as much as yours, so that still is a lot of money for a pack of cigarettes.

i just quit last friday anyway, wish me luck.
out of curiousity, what is the conversion rate these days??
and good luck with quitting, just stick with it!!
 

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Jotz said:
7.50 CDN

keep in mind the value of our dollar isn't as much as yours, so that still is a lot of money for a pack of cigarettes.

i just quit last friday anyway, wish me luck.
Good luck...

Its like 1.00 can. is 1.50 us. Right?!?!:confused
 

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vizsladog44 said:
I heard this morning that cigs are 7.50 a pack in canada and it almost all goes towards paying for health care there.I know the gov. pays for health care there but what are the hospitals like?
Around here, the hospitals are understaffed. We have a shortage of nurses and doctors. The doctors are cappecd at 400k/year. The nurses make about 45k.

I walk in. Show em my medicare card. Wait a really really long time and then see a doctor. He rushes in and out because he has about 100 other people waiting to see him. The standard of care is alright. The little hospital near me isn't very good though. They don't set bones, don't do many surgeries. but, if you need one.. They transfer you to another hospital in the center of the province which is about 3 hours away.

Over all it's a great system. No money leaves my hands and goes to the hospital. Except maybe for taxes.. How could it be improved??? More money... We need more doctors and nurses.. They're way overworked. It leads to alot of mistakes. Anything else ya wanna know about it??
 

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What kind of a hospital doesn't set bones??
seriously, thats a pretty simple thing..and it's a very common procedure....

*sigh*
healthcare's goin down the tubes!
 

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Damn Nick they treat you like that How the hell did karl find someone kind enough to schedule his sex change operation??:laughing
 

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miztress6 said:
Damn Nick they treat you like that How the hell did karl find someone kind enough to schedule his sex change operation??:laughing
it was a doctor in Tampa(that city is full of Phreaks:doublefin)

actually the hospitals are cold all the time. If they heat them, the igloo melts and you are in a big flow of water.
We don't have "doctors". We use eskimo Shamans. they drive away the evil sprits using cod liver oil and the cloak of a grizzly bear.
 

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it was a doctor in Tampa(that city is full of Phreaks:doublefin)

actually the hospitals are cold all the time. If they heat them, the igloo melts and you are in a big flow of water.
We don't have "doctors". We use eskimo Shamans. they drive away the evil sprits using cod liver oil and the cloak of a grizzly bear.

Notice how karl lives in a richer part of the country?? We have "Shawomen" they're just as qulified.. Only they get paid less. And of course... We don't have the option of cod liver or bear cloaks... They just stick various wodden plugs up our asses until we get embarassed enough to never return. If a problem dissapears, it has to be fixed..

And don't even get me started on stitches.. They used that cheap ass 10lb test braided spider wire last time.. When I specifically asked for the Gorilla Braid 15 lb test....
 

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Damn Nick they treat you like that How the hell did karl find someone kind enough to schedule his sex change operation??:laughing
you ever hear the joke about the cheating husband, the burning shed, the vise and the rusty hacksaw???? Well, Karl invented that joke... :redflip
 

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Canada rules...and the health care system is great although we are low on doctors..personally i think whores should be available at hospitals in case a dying man who is single wants one last peice :redflip . but im glad to walk in..show my card..pay nothin..sit down in pain for hours then go see a doctor for 10 then go get some painkillers deluxe...
 

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karl_1052 said:
it was a doctor in Tampa(that city is full of Phreaks:doublefin)

actually the hospitals are cold all the time. If they heat them, the igloo melts and you are in a big flow of water.
We don't have "doctors". We use eskimo Shamans. they drive away the evil sprits using cod liver oil and the cloak of a grizzly bear.
:rofl :lol Yeah, ain't that the truth!:redflip

Most of what is said id true;) understaffed, underpaid doctors/nurses, looong lineups for visits!:mad:
But, the fact that you don't have to pay for medical is a bonus.:D
Hospital conditions ary from place to place I woulds imagine, there's some dumps here but also ALOT of new and well advanced places.;)
 
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