notscary said:You pay $7 for milk @mommydelirious??? Holy crap! In Toronto its $4
You pay $7 for milk @mommydelirious??? Holy crap! In Toronto its $4
I'm just curious...do you all have to pay any medical bills in Canada? Just want to know how jealous I should be. lol
Yes, we have to pay medical bills. We just pay them in the form of taxes that are used to run the universal health-care system, instead of paying bills for our own individual care. Quebecers pay the highest taxes in all of North America and we get less for them every year. It's a misconception that Canada has free health-care. It's universal but definitely not free.
Also, drugs are not free unless you're hospitalized, so you need a group or private insurance plan through your employer to cover those. Here in Quebec we have a public drug-insurance plan for those without other coverage, but it still costs you several hundred bucks at tax time to take part in it. And most plans only cover 80% of drug costs, if that. The rest is out of pocket.
Thanks for the information @eapple and @fatchickonabike
I was just curious because I have heard about Canada having a better health care system than the US, but I didn't know much more than that! It just makes me sad to hear about people not being able to get medical help here or if a child (or anyone) has cancer and their health insurance maxes out at a certain amount. Something needs to change.