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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    I had to wait for ~18 months to get a minor surgery done in Canada.

    Waiting for just under 2 years to get it absolutely free was worth it.

    Although waiting for so long to get my ear fixed (which was damaged from another surgery) kind of sucked.
    And in the US you wouldve gotten that minor surgery the week after you were told you needed it, possibly reducing issues in the future that might occur due to waiting so long to get that surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    Money is EVERYTHING!. Its what rules the world
    I recommand you watch this

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    The nerve is called the "nerve of awareness". You cant dissect it. Its a current that runs up the center of your spine. I dont know if any of you have sat down, crossed your legs, smoked DMT, and watch what happens... but what happens to me is this big thing goes RRRRRRRRRAAAAAWWW! up my spine and flashes in my brain... well apparently thats whats going to happen if I do this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    And in the US you wouldve gotten that minor surgery the week after you were told you needed it, possibly reducing issues in the future that might occur due to waiting so long to get that surgery
    Provided he used exorbitant amounts of money on it of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    And in the US you wouldve gotten that minor surgery the week after you were told you needed it, possibly reducing issues in the future that might occur due to waiting so long to get that surgery
    No he wouldn't. I am in the US and it was considered a minor surgery, not required.

    In the USA, he would have NEVER gotten that surgery ever unless he had the cash to pay for it.

    So unless:

    1) The surgery was cheap (fat chance when it is $20,000 for a broken arm but there are some that aren't too much but they are rare) or
    2) He was rich with money to burn.

    He would have never gotten that surgery and would stuck with it forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugus View Post
    No he wouldn't. I am in the US and it was considered a minor surgery, not required.

    In the USA, he would have NEVER gotten that surgery ever unless he had the cash to pay for it.

    So unless:

    1) The surgery was cheap (fat chance when it is $20,000 for a broken arm but there are some that aren't too much but they are rare) or
    2) He was rich with money to burn.

    He would have never gotten that surgery and would stuck with it forever.
    Agreed. Most private insurance plans don't want to cover surgery, even minor ones, because it's so damn expensive. They'd much rather have you pay out of pocket, especially if it's not life threatening.

    If it's not severely impacting your day-to-day life than waiting an extended period of time for a minor surgery isn't that big an inconvenience. As is you can wait up to a month or more for some minor surgeries stateside.

    Edit: Found an interesting little article comparing wait times in the US against those in Canada, Germany, and the UK. http://getbetterhealth.com/wait-time...-up/2010.02.02

    The US has the shortest wait time for elective surgery but that has to do with a larger population of surgeons and specialists than the other surveyed countries.

    However, "The United States had the largest percentage of persons (61%) who said that getting care on nights, weekends, or holidays, without going to the emergency room, was “very” or “somewhat” difficult. In Canada, it was 54%, and in the U.K, 38%. Germany did the best, with only 22% saying that it was difficult to get after-hours care".

    We also had the second highest percentage of patients who had long waits to see a non-specialist physician (23% compared to Canada's 36%).
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