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One of my questiony posts, requiring information from the Yanks, regarding: hospital/Health Care visits and, uh, macaroni and cheese. I never said they were intelligent questions...



1. Here in Canada, we have Kraft Dinner, or KD. It has recently come to my attention that Americans do not call it Kraft Dinner. They call it Kraft Mac'n'Cheese, or something to that effect. So, my questions are:

a) is it ever called Kraft Dinner in the States?
B) Here, it's a staple of college students' and low income families' diets. You can make it for cheap and most university students live on the stuff. If you look at the Kraft Canada website, at least half the recipes are based on Kraft Dinner. It's sort of comfort food, too, I'm guessing sort of like Beans on Toast is to the Brits. Is it used that way in the States or is there something you could think of that would be an equivalent? Something that would be a staple of a low income/student diet?

Here's a comparison of the two boxes, if you need clarification.

2. In Canada, we have universal health care. We have a Health Card (looks like this) that is swiped whenever we go to the doctor/hospital/anywhere healthcareish. It brings up all the info on the patient, like address and phone number and such. In the States, do you have an equivalent or would you have to fill out forms if you showed up in, say, the ER? What would be the procedure there? How would billing work, if you aren't insured?

Thanks again, faithful flist!
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