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Old 03-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Northern Piper is offline
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To answer the questions in the OP, I donít think any of those things are issues in our single-payer system in Canada.

ē medical tests ordered by a doctor or hospital are covered;

ē telemedicine - we have a 811 line which is free and you can get advice about whether you should go get tested. (It got swamped with calls and last I heard the govít was hiring more people to answer calls)

ē employers and individuals in my province donít pay any premiums for health-care (all funded for general revenue), so thatís not an issue.
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My grandparents came through the Great War and the Great Depression.
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We will come through this pandemic. Hang on tight to the ones you love.