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Author Topic: So Grognardia is back I guess?  (Read 10164 times)

Myrdin Potter

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Re: So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2020, 06:13:28 PM »
James Maliszewski is a Canadian and lives in Canada.


Assuming his medical thing wasn't an emergency (ie. he needed to go to the Emergency Room and they solved his problem there) and assuming the typical dirt poor game designer then being Canadian helps shit fuck all.  If you don't have supplementary health insurance up here then once they have you stable and healthy in the emergency room then you are on the hook for everything else.


It's the big lie being fed to you folks that the US system is so bad.  We get lower level of care and if you don't have supplementary health insurance you are going to be paying a lot of money out of pocket.


The only out of pocket is prescription meds and home care. Hospital care and doctor fees are all covered. Supplemental insurance for meds is covered by most provinces if you are poor (or young or elderly).


As someone who grew up in Canada and Moved to the USA, the care in Canada is decent. Primary care is much better. Lower population means less chance of finding a specialist on something more rare in Canada than the USA.

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Re: So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2020, 12:20:45 PM »
James Maliszewski is a Canadian and lives in Canada.


Assuming his medical thing wasn't an emergency (ie. he needed to go to the Emergency Room and they solved his problem there) and assuming the typical dirt poor game designer then being Canadian helps shit fuck all.  If you don't have supplementary health insurance up here then once they have you stable and healthy in the emergency room then you are on the hook for everything else.

It's the big lie being fed to you folks that the US system is so bad.  We get lower level of care and if you don't have supplementary health insurance you are going to be paying a lot of money out of pocket.


The only out of pocket is prescription meds and home care. Hospital care and doctor fees are all covered. Supplemental insurance for meds is covered by most provinces if you are poor (or young or elderly).


As someone who grew up in Canada and Moved to the USA, the care in Canada is decent. Primary care is much better. Lower population means less chance of finding a specialist on something more rare in Canada than the USA.


Yes you aren't likely to be bankrupt from needing life saving stuff.  Also varies from province to province (I'm in BC which is the cadillac of Canadian health care) not sure where he is.  But I'm under the impression (possibly wrong) that this wasn't life saving stuff for this dude.


EDIT:  Although to be fair I haven't really ever been sick so I have no real interaction with the health care system.  Most of this is coming from my former coworkers at a Group Benefits brokerage I worked at 2 years ago.  Possible its skewed as they were trying to sell supplemental health care.
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Re: So Grognardia is back I guess?
« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2020, 04:24:37 PM »
I think comments are back on on Grognardia. Will see what happens to them from here.....