Socialized medicine foe goes to Canada to fix his hernia

Blueneck

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No, it appears to be different. For example, based on my friends experience, she could only receive care at Metro and use Metro doctors. She had to change physicians and her network, which was the Cleveland Clinic. There is a big difference between the Clinic and Metro. My hospital sees a lot of Medicaid patients and I have yet to see something denied. Seriously. After her unemployment ran out, she eventually qualified for Medicaid for a few months until she found another job. It was Care Source as well and a totally different policy, according to her.
Yeah, my sister had Medicaid through Caresource and they were great. Then she had to sign up to Medicare, and while Medicaid pays the other 20%, she forgot to fill out the provider option and now she's got United Health for that. She hasn't had a problem yet, but we'll see how it works out. I picked Caresource because it was the only option that Muskingum Valley Health takes & it's $200 per month + 20% co pay. Which is basically the same as Medicare and I'm fine with that, only I really do need a new hip and am expected to start working full time plus because my client's primary caregiver is quitting. If I can get my leg fixed before the end of February, I'm in deep shit. I can barely get through 32 hours a week now, I can't imagine pulling more hours without some relief.
 
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You can't get around the fact that Canadians have a superior health care system and that contrary to your mantra, AMERICANS are the ones traveling to Canada for healthcare, not the other way around.

An American......


And do you not think if someone looks just a little they'd find a Canadians coming here for healthcare?

You didn't think this thread through/
 

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Yeah, my sister had Medicaid through Caresource and they were great. Then she had to sign up to Medicare, and while Medicaid pays the other 20%, she forgot to fill out the provider option and now she's got United Health for that. She hasn't had a problem yet, but we'll see how it works out. I picked Caresource because it was the only option that Muskingum Valley Health takes & it's $200 per month + 20% co pay. Which is basically the same as Medicare and I'm fine with that, only I really do need a new hip and am expected to start working full time plus because my client's primary caregiver is quitting. If I can get my leg fixed before the end of February, I'm in deep shit. I can barely get through 32 hours a week now, I can't imagine pulling more hours without some relief.
I like Care Source. I think they truly do think of the patient's needs before greed. One of the few insurance companies that I have any respect for. Your career is pretty grueling on the body. Have you thought about working in a hospital? The role is totally different. I only work with one STNA when I am scheduled and the hospital knows that she is my preference. I trust her because we have been together since the 90's when we worked in a outpatient clinic. She was a medical assistant when we met and when I left the clinic I talked her into getting her STNA so we could be together again. She has no interest in Nursing even tho our hospital would pay every dime of her training and it would be very easy for her. She is awesome.

Another option, I would seriously consider if my hips were shot is disability. Life is too short. You mostly like would not have any problems since you are closer to retirement. Body pain sucks as we age. I know that I could not work the floor FT after my ankle doing 12 hour shifts. When I do them, my post fracture ankle swells to triple its size and I spend 2 days icing it down.
 
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You fail to understand this thread, Hecky.

No I do completely, lil davey,


I understand you tried to claim paul was going to go to canada to take advantage of their socialized medicine, when in fact, he's paying out of pocket to go to a private specialists....

you fail on so many levels.


Tell us more how you work out...... heh heh

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