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#1 Posted by Edamame (29221 posts) - - Show Bio
@rd189 said:

@edamame: It does it's job. Contrary to most American beliefs, healthcare in Canada is actually a provincial responsibility, so the quality can very between provinces. Here in Alberta, is pretty decent. The big challenges are REAMS of paperwork, and long wait times, caused mainly by a lack of doctors. In smaller provinces, it can be a challenge, again mainly because of a lack of proffessionals in the industry.

I personally favour a system whereby private clinics can operate, and taxes collected from them get re-invested into public care. Those who can afford will go, and those who cant are not entirely left out in the cold.

Interesting.

So, as a Canadian, what would you recommend for Americans to do to improve their healthcare system? Or what are your thoughts on Obamacare, if I may ask?

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#3 Posted by Edamame (29221 posts) - - Show Bio

@edamame:

Also, I have noticed that cultures that share similarities have very few problems with each other.

This is not actually true, in fact you find a lot of animosity between people that have very similar cultural views based on close geographical or historical divides.

Which examples?

From my experiences, I have found that Asians and Whites usually get along with each other, particularly due to similarities.

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Thai.

#6 Posted by Edamame (29221 posts) - - Show Bio

What are your thoughts on the Canadian healthcare system?

#7 Posted by Edamame (29221 posts) - - Show Bio
@batwatch said:

@edamame said:
@superguy1591 said:
Without the Chinese, America's expansion to the west is slowed down thanks to a lack of workers willing to work on the railroad.

I thought this was mainly done by Irish workers?

There were a lot of both Irish and Asian workers if I'm not mistaken though I think there were a whole lot more Asian migrant workers on the West side of the train line coming East.

Yes.

Also, you come from the South. Weren't there many Irish workers and settlers in the South as well? I think they are often referred to as Scots-Irish. I also know that other White Southerners are mainly of English heritage, but that's another topic.

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#10 Posted by Edamame (29221 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, Multiculturalism and diversity can only work if the people involved are respectful to each other. Also, I have noticed that cultures that share similarities have very few problems with each other. Nevertheless, there are those who still fear people who are different.