Originally Posted by PBDS
....It's not an opinion it's a fact. You must live in a hut with your head up your ass.
Everyone in Canada lives in a hut with their heads up their arses. Haven't you ever seen Strange Brew?
In any case while the level of healthcare in Canada may have upper limits that fall short of that available to the moneyed in the US nobody goes bankrupt because of the cost of treatment. Nobody has to wait for their symptoms to get so bad that they have to visit the emergency room for an ailment that could be treated more quickly and less expensively in a doctor's surgery.
One thing that is missing from Canadian healthcare is the option to upgrade. It's not illegal to have private healthcare but it is illegal to provide insurance plans for it. This essentially means that the middle classes are denied access to shorter wait times etc as well as the poor. Canadians are afraid of getting "like the States" but they would actually be getting more like Denmark or the UK.