"A Canadian study released Wednesday found that many provinces in our
neighbor to the north have seen patients fleeing the country and opting for
medical treatment in the United States. The nonpartisan Fraser Institute
reported that 46,159 Canadians sought medical treatment outside of Canada in
2011, as wait times increased 104 percent more than double compared with
statistics from 1993."
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:17:02 PM UTC-7, HeyBub wrote:
Here is a list of the hospitals that United States patients are fleeing to; those that can afford them that is. If you got the money theyve got the treatment.
Don't know about the rest, but the first one in the first category, M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, treats the vast majority of its patients
at no charge. M.D. Anderson is part of the University of Texas system and is
designated as a research institution. The whole enchilada is funded as part
of the university system.
Admittedly, some patients have to pay out-of-state tuition rates...
Regrettably, yes. My current squeeze is out of town (but should be back
All I have left to talk to is my cat and this newsgroup. The goddamn cat
gives every indication of being bored into a stupor with my pithy offerings,
so common sense dictated I direct my musings to those who can appreciate
them: all the swell people on this newsgroup.
I appreciate your notice and constructive suggestions. Your attention has
validated my sense of self-worth. I am SO pleased!
Maybe I can do the same for you someday...
Judging from your constant stream of off topic posts for as long as I
can remember it would would seem your "squeeze" has been away for a
really long time...
Its really not that difficult to post stuff in appropriate places. Just
going by the name of this group one would think posts about home repair
are appropriate here. There are other groups for politics and humor for
example that you might use.
You make a good point. Still, there are a couple of things to bear in mind:
1. I didn't start the conversation on Canadian Health Care, I'm just
responding with some new data.
2. According to my count, I've posted 45 OT messages since August 2010 (23
months). That works out to about two per month, including the famous
"OT-Loon over My-yami". Only the disgruntled would consider that frequency
to be excessive.
3. The groups you mention, politics and humor, have a much higher percentage
of mental defectives than this group. I prefer to share enlightenments and,
yes, from time to time, a little humor, with people who can appreciate the
wit and wisdom offered. Not everything is perfect; this group does have,
unfortunately, a smattering of nay-sayers, shoddy pedagogues, athletes of
the tongue, and professional pick-nits, but this group, in spite of a few
pimples (who shall remain nameless), contains far superior intellects than
You mean to say in that time period you've _started_ 45 OT threads.
That's a far cry from posting 45 OT messages since you rarely say
something once, and you even have some history of replying to your own
But isn't the real issue not the O part but the T part?
Your "on-topic" posts are off-topic 80% of the time...and wrong almost
Yeah, for the absurdly anal; I've STARTED about 45 OT messages. Sorry if you
were momentarily confused.
Interesting claim. Suppose you remind everybody which of my supposedly
on-topic posts were really alien to the group. And if you can show me where
I've been wrong - and not admitted the error - I'd be grateful. Heck, if you
can show where I've replied to my own posts - other than adding additional
information - I would be tickled to see that also. Odds are you are merely
displaying a pathology centered around abusing others for your own
Should you be unable, or unwilling, to provide evidence of your claims,
then, well, we'll know for sure.
You're getting a feeling of deja vu, aren't you? If not, you should
be. I did the research for you once. There's no point in repeating
the exercise. Reading your stuff once is punishment enough.
You've admitted that you embellish to make a point, that you make up
things to make a point, and there are many, many instances of someone
pointing out your 'embellishment' errors and you simply don't care.
Remember? You said you are immune to what people think. I'd even go
as far as to say that at times you are immune to thinking as you're
simply looking for entertainment. That's fine - just be honest about
it and don't get huffy about it when called on it.
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