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American Healthcare is better Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
2nd Jul '13

Thoughts on this? personally i feel like it's biased.



http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3530700/



Childbirth Is The Most Expensive In The U.S. But You Get What You Pay For
Jul 01, 2013
Written by Kira Peikoff for Slate



The Canadian woman couldn

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13

what a load of bullshit. We have a dual system here (universal healthcare with the option of buying insurance for private healthcare). I'm in the public system. You go through a GP for the first 19 weeks. I got a scan at 6 weeks and one at 12 weeks. I now go though the public antenatal clinic where I have fortnightly appointments with a midwife/Ob until 33 weeks where I get weekly appointments. I don't know ANYONE who has had to wait to see antenatal in the public system.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" what a load of bullshit. We have a dual system here (universal healthcare with the option of buying insurance ... [snip!] ... until 33 weeks where I get weekly appointments. I don't know ANYONE who has had to wait to see antenatal in the public system."</blockquote>




That's what I thought.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" Thoughts on this? personally i feel like it's biased. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3530700/ Childbirth ... [snip!] ... care altogether, then where would the women go? Bryant pauses.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
2nd Jul '13

imo if you're otherwise healthy and expected to have a healthy pregnancy, there's no reason to see a obgyn until a problem arises or you're nearing your due date.



I'd rather have it free. But then again, I'm not one for doctors unless you really need to be seen.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting The Bear and The Bird:" imo if you're otherwise healthy and expected to have a healthy pregnancy, there's no reason to see a ... [snip!] ... nearing your due date. I'd rather have it free. But then again, I'm not one for doctors unless you really need to be seen. "


I found the midwives so much better throughout the entirety of my pregnancy than the Obstetricians. Then again here we don't even have obstetricians for the delivery unless there's a problem, its all done by midwives.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" what a load of bullshit. We have a dual system here (universal healthcare with the option of buying insurance ... [snip!] ... until 33 weeks where I get weekly appointments. I don't know ANYONE who has had to wait to see antenatal in the public system."</blockquote>




Exactly! I pay for private healthcare and am going through a private obstetrician but that's just a personal choice. I believe the quality of my dr would be the same whether private or public

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" what a load of bullshit. We have a dual system ... [snip!] ... obstetrician but that's just a personal choice. I believe the quality of my dr would be the same whether private or public"


in same cases private is better .... especially if you want to have an elective induction/c-section which they won't let you do in the public system. The thing is that in W.A at least the maternity hospital (King Edwards) is public ... so if something were to go horrible wrong you'd just end up in public anyway.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" Thoughts on this? personally i feel like it's biased. ... [snip!] ... any day. Our system has its problems and lots can and should be done to reduce costs, but I don't want The Canadian system."</blockquote>




The price we pay for healthcare is ridiculous. It's not right that unless you are insured or have plenty of money, you don't get quality healthcare. Everyone deserves healthcare.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jul '13

I won't even get to the healthcare issue because this article really just makes me annoyed with how we spend so much time at the doctor to do what our bodies were made to do anyway. I am not seeing an OB anymore during this pregnancy and it's SUCH A RELIEF!

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" in same cases private is better .... especially if you want to have an elective induction/c-section ... [snip!] ... maternity hospital (King Edwards) is public ... so if something were to go horrible wrong you'd just end up in public anyway."</blockquote>



I had a c section last time, that's partly why I went private again. The hospital closest to us (public) is a training hospital and I didn't want someone who was learning to do a spinal or c section on me, although I course they would have been supervised.



I like the extra comforts of private as well. But the public system here when it comes to maternity is good

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" ... [snip!] ... not right that unless you are insured or have plenty of money, you don't get quality healthcare. Everyone deserves healthcare."</blockquote>



I agree that major changes are needed. Costs are outrageous and Obamacare will make things worse.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destiel:</b>" in same cases private is better .... especially ... [snip!] ... been supervised. I like the extra comforts of private as well. But the public system here when it comes to maternity is good"


I used to have maternity cover but $68 a fortnight seemed a bit ridiculous so I cancelled it and then off course oops I got pregnant :roll: unfortunately every insurance provider has a 12 month waiting period for maternity cover.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" ... [snip!] ... I agree that major changes are needed. Costs are outrageous and Obamacare will make things worse."</blockquote>




I don't really know enough about ObamaCare to form much of an opinion. All I know is that it is mandatory to get insurance or you will be fined/jailed.
Why would it make things worse? (Honestly curious)




I don't see any major changes coming for the better. The whole system is greedy. And it doesn't help that the cost of school for doctors is outrageous, making them charge more to help pay off the schooling.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
2nd Jul '13

I have seen posts on here from Canadian women who have some sort of issue with their doctor or OBYN or getting to a specialist and they can't switch because it would take too long. However, I have the issue of being unable to see a specialist in a timely manner and I have insurance and live in America.