The Truth About Canadian Healthcare


Why can’t America’s healthcare system
be more like Canada’s? Here’s what most people who ask that question
think they know about Canadian-style healthcare: 1. Everybody gets covered.
2. It’s free. 3. It’s great.
Number one is true. Everybody is covered. Number two is false. Nothing is free. Canadians
pay for their insurance through their taxes. And, as you might expect, the tax rates in
Canada are very high. And number three is… well, let’s just
say it’s questionable. Let’s find out how questionable. But before we do, let me
tell you a bit about me. I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada.
That makes me French Canadian. I’m so French Canadian, my name—Alan—is spelled A-L-A-I-N.
I have also lived and worked in the United States. I have experienced both Canadian health
care and American health care. Here are some of my experiences with the Canadian system,
the one so many Americans aspire to. I believe they are typical. So do the Canadians I know.
Experience #1: In September 2000, my wife was seven months
pregnant with our youngest daughter. One day, my wife started having severe lower back pain.
She suspected kidney stones—she had them in the past. But she was very pregnant, so
we needed to check it out. Kidney stones are bad, but something going wrong with the pregnancy
would be a lot worse. We went to the emergency room of our local
hospital in Montreal. This was Thursday. She was admitted to the hospital and given morphine
for her pain. She couldn’t get an ultrasound the next day because the machine for this
procedure was fully booked. She didn’t get the ultrasound during the
weekend, either, because ultrasound operators don’t work on weekends. Finally, on Monday
afternoon, she got the test—after I begged her doctor to do something so we could find
out if indeed my wife had a kidney stone or something had gone wrong with the pregnancy.
Thank God, it was the former and not the latter. In the United States, a pregnant woman doesn’t have to
wait a day to get an ultrasound if the baby’s health is in question. And ultrasound technicians
are available on the weekend. Experience #2:
One of my friends struggled with back issues for years. Eventually, he needed surgery.
Like all people with non-life-threatening conditions in Canada, he was placed on a waiting
list. The pain got so bad, after a few months he went to see the specialist and pleaded
for an operation. The specialist asked, “Are you suicidal?” My friend responded, “No,
I’m not suicidal—I need a back operation!” The specialist concluded, “If you are not
suicidal, it means you can handle the pain.” Had my friend waited, his surgery would have
been covered. Instead, he went to Florida and paid $20,000 out of his own pocket to
have the surgery immediately. In the United States, if you’re in terrible
pain, you can get a back surgery within days. Experience #3
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with polyps on my colon. Since I have a family history
of colon cancer, I was advised to get a colonoscopy every year. I went to see my specialist in
May to set up my next procedure. After a brief consult, he told me to book the colonoscopy
with his secretary on my way out. She told me that the doctor could perform the procedure
in November. Being used to long waiting times, I felt that was rather short, so I said, “Great,
that works for me.” She replied, “Not this November. Next November.”
In the United States, you can get a colonoscopy in a few days, and certainly within a few
weeks. Experience #4
Just recently, a friend had a biopsy for prostate cancer. He had to wait three months to get
the results. Sadly, the test came back positive. The earliest he could have surgery was three
months after receiving the diagnosis. Needless to say, cancer doesn’t care about waiting
lists. It grows and it spreads, sometimes beyond the point when treatment can be effective.
I pray that my friend gets treated in time. In the United States, you don’t have to
wait three months to get the results of a biopsy. Or wait three months after that to
get surgery if you need it. But here’s the good news: Canadian hospice
care is first-rate—caring and compassionate. Once you’re terminal, they take very good
care of you. That’s the Canadian system for you. And
that’s what you aspire to? I can tell you who will be really bummed out
if you adopt it. Canadians.
When we’re in trouble, we know where to go: the USA.
Don’t go the Canadian route, America. Make your healthcare system better, not worse.
As our great Canadian singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, says in one of her most famous songs,
“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”
I’m Alain Lambert for Prager University.

100 Comments

  1. Long wait lists for procedures… Yet I have seen so many doctors – primary and specialists, going on weeks-long vacation multiple times a year.

  2. There are people in the US that die without treatment because they can’t afford it. People die either way. At least in Canada everyone has equal chance to get treatment.

  3. It does produce better outcomes at half the cost! Life expectancy, child mortality, all better in Canada.These anecdotes are not helpful. The USA has third world health outcomes. I knew there would be no actual stats used just “stories”.

  4. I honestly think any governing body needs to keep their grubby little hands off of healthcare. They are talented in screwing up anything they touch.

  5. I just got an appointment for a CT. Jan 2021. Lol. Hope I’m still around next year. That’s why I need the scan. Lol

  6. One question… why did the friend fly all the way to FL to have the back? Was it the best? The cheapest? Surely there were hospitals/clinics doctors/surgeons closer to Montreal than FL & that would have been cheaper? I agree we have probably the best system in the world. People all over the world is coming here to get treated. I just couldn’t get flying across country for the procedure instead of like Mayo or somewhere closer home!

  7. So we are supposed to believe this guy when surveys of Canadians show they rate their healthcare 2x higher than U.S. citizens?

  8. PragerU, you’re getting desperate and these videos are increasingly revealing it. This video was moronic…Canadian healthcare is run by the provinces not the federal government. This person is from Quebec which is notorious for its public service issues.
    PragerU complains about political correctness which I agree with, although the issue is, PragerU is just as divisive and just as narrow minded and in an echo chamber. Those of us in the middle need more sincere and unbiased perspectives. Pls try and provide more of those visions. Especially when you make a ridiculous video like this that tries to paint a national health care system in this way.

  9. All I know that if I had to pay to see a doctor in Canada I would not be able to afford to. Not possible when u live pay check to pay check. Huge monthly health insurance premiums would also be entirely out of the question. Im GRATEFUL that if I need a doctor I can be seen and get treatment.

  10. People complain about waiting lists and then point to the US system. How about include the out of pocket costs? Sure in the US you can pay the full price but if you cant afford it then what?

    I have quite a lot of experience with the canadian system. Generally you are served based on priority. Here is one visit.. all these are from the same visit… beside me was a guy who was there because he threw up a few times that afternoon. When he got in i overheard that he took a gravol and hadnt thrown up the whole 6 hours he was in emergency. A guy came in with a heart attack. He literally walked in and sat down. They came and got him immediately. On the other side of me was a man and woman with a 4 year old girl. The girl was laying upside on chairs and napping and doing kid things. I was in the back when they were in. They brought the kid in because she hadnt pooped in a day. Seriously people. The nurse said give her fluids and if she doesn't poop tomorrow use this suppository. The mom said… "do i have to do that? Dont you guys do that?" Jeebus people.

    The bulk of our waiting times are caused by people using the healthcare system inappropriately. If they had to pay hundred of dollars of co-pay they wouldn't waste everyones time. The system isnt great but the people who come in with non-emergencies are the bigger problem.

  11. I am from Canada. It's both better AND worse. They have walk in clinics where you can go for minor things without an appointment. You see a doctor get your prescription or get your broken finger fixed and presto. You don't have a copay or anything at all.
    The BAD part is, if you need a specialist or an MRI or something you WAIT. Sometimes 6 months or more. People with treatable conditions die while waiting….for….everything. Why is this? Because Socialized medicine has no reward. No incentives. Why be a "specialist" in Canada and make peanuts? The government runs everything. Billing, hospitals equipment. It is VERY inefficient and slow. Big bureaucracies never innovate. The rich come to America for expensive private care. Fact.
    I moved away in 1990 due to the high taxes.

  12. I'm a french canadian from Montréal just like Alain and everything he says is true. Our hospitals are overrun with people that go to the emergency for no valid reason since it's "free". Foreigners come to Canada to give birth since they know that we can't sent them the bill oversea. Even my grand father's brother, Claude Castonguay, who is the creator of the Québec healthcare and La Castonguette card, said that our current healthcare system doesn't work anymore. It needs a private reform!

  13. Comparisons between the two healthcare systems is a waste of time. In Canada healthcare is considered a right financed by modestly higher taxes that works well for the vast majority of people. There are always exceptions, of course.
    In the U.S., healthcare is a privilege with infinite options that are available to you depending on how much money you have.

  14. There is one thing about the Canadian system that is only fair to point out, it definitely favours (That's right, there a U in here) the poor. Waiting a year is better than never being able to afford it. It's basically the upper and middle class paying for everyone else. Not arguing the fairness of that, I'm just pointing it out.

  15. I’m an ER doctor in Calgary. I could have done the US at the bedside the minute I saw her. Please don’t equate Quebec healthcare with Canadian healthcare.

  16. Furthermore, proposals for US healthcare is nothing like Canada’s, which has Federal guidelines but it administration is largely decentralized. American Medicare for All proposals feature creating a large centralized Washington-based bureaucracy, the largest ever attempted in the history of the world in terms of money flowing through it. It is a sure recipe for disaster.

  17. All I know is that the Canadian Healthcare System saved my life. I had two heart attacks in one day, the emergency department at the local hospital I went to saved me. I had five stents placed in my heart, then months later, I had a defib implant put in. I haven't paid one dime for all this care. I have two of the best heart doctors looking after me currently, and haven't paid for any meds or continuing heart care. I don't know about the American system, but I wouldn't trade the Canadian system for anything.

  18. Healphcare in Brasil is free and it is as bad as one can imagine. I just could not believe that in a developed country there would be these same problems

  19. Reminds me a little of the "free" healthcare here on Mexico, its soo free that now we dont even have enough medicine for kids with cancer, soo free that the hospitals have to tell the families that in order to do surgery, they need to purchase the what’s necessary to do that. And soo free that anything other that a little flu is a death sentence. I don’t blame the poor doctors, they do what they can and I've seen it, I blame the government that you, if you follow pragerU, know that cant do things like this right.

    And of course, with what we pay for it we can get private healthcare ( that most people do anyways because they wont or cant wait to get treatment)

  20. Leftists knows it not free. They expect the rich to pay them. But the problem is if the rich would have to pay too much money they would just move to another country so it wouldn't work. The only way it would work is if the leftists became tyrants but still I bet some people would still be prepared to leave in time. And if the USA would be under tyrants other countries would most likely tryto build an army as to peotect themselves i case a war happens

  21. so if a pay-out-of-pocket system is insanely expensive and inaccessible for many people, and a more socialized system is dysfunctional and unreliable, does that mean we're just screwed?

  22. That’s the key phrase: “more to do”. Lifestyle may have more to do with it but it’s hard to believe that the healthcare system is not a factor in the 3 1/2 year difference in Life Expectancy. Why is there more obesity in America? What’s the conservative answer? Maybe it’s the greater influence of large corporations that profit from consumption of unhealthy foods: McDonalds , Pepsi, Coco-Cola, etc.

  23. I still think we need to have more clinics whose prices aren't affected by insurance companies. Let the free market – free of both government influence and the influence of those corporations who abuse government – decide what healthcare is worth. Insurance shouldn't be used for day to day healthcare, though I'm willing to accept catastrophic care coverage being a thing.

  24. Here in Australia we have a mixed system: there is a government run health service, but the government also encourages people to take out private insurance. The system works fairly well. Certainly, you will get excellent care in a public hospital for life-threatening conditions, but if you want elective surgery, it is best to belong to a private health fund.
    See http://malcolmsmiscellany.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/health-insurance-in-australia.html

  25. The fact that these videos talk to me like I'm stupid, I kind of believe I'm stupid, which makes me not believe these videos at all..

  26. I had strep throat last year and i spent an entire day running around my city visiting multiple clinics before I was able to find a doctor that could see me. When I did find a doctor, I was in and out in 10 Minutes with the antibiotics that I needed. 🙄

  27. The only upside I would say is if theres ever an epidemic and people need to be quarantined. Private healthcare is not good because a lot of people won't be able to afford the cost of being quarantined and so many would try to hide/not go to the hospital if they have symptoms. This basically makes it almost impossible for the state to quarantine people as the system itself is private and those people would need to willingly take on the cost.

  28. You still have a choice between public and private in Canada. Not sure why the people in these examples didn't just find a hospital with more efficient care.

  29. there is nothing wrong with it! rather there is something very wrong with prageru as it always tries to villify anyone thats not as they want it to be… according to dennis and his lackeys

  30. American healthcare is still broken. Everyone charges up the ass for everything because they expect people to have insurance or Medicare/Medicaid to cover the bill. Get rid of the 3rd party player system and I think shit will get better.

  31. When you have to pay 20000 US dollars for a back surgery out of your own pocket hence comes the downside of the US system. Poor people cannot afford their health bills, heck even middle income people would get in trouble if they have to stay at a hospital for more than a few days.

    Society needs a balance between tax afforded mass healthcare and private insurance funded healthcare. The people with less income survive better with the former while the rich get their quick stuff with the later.

    I know is not fair either but it's better than having people with no healthcare at all (US) or strictly public healthcare (Canada).

  32. A Family member lives in
    Vancouver for a very long time & she said,
    you have to be on
    deaths door before you get help or healthcare.

    Otherwise, it’s all out of pocket 💰💰😬💰💰

  33. maybe the waiting lists have to do with the fact that everyone gets covered. So the system has to take care of a lot more patients. Than it's quite logical that waiting lists exist. So im saying waiting lists might not exist in america because there are lots of americans who arent even helped out by the system.

  34. My girlfriend who lives in Canada has been waiting for nearly a year to get medication for her ear infections, and she still believes that the Canadian system is better.

  35. Most medical innovations take place in the US because of the profit motive and university hospitals.

    The world is riding the coat tails of the US, and if it is ruined by socialized medicine, the whole world will suffer.

    I am Canadian and I can attest to this garbage sytem. I have been told "you are not an Olympian" several times. It is complete nonsense.

  36. Russian healthcare system is pretty similar except it's not even questionable, it's just horrible.
    1. Long waiting lists.
    My grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she had to wait monthes to undergo chemotherapy and a half of a year to get surgery!
    2. Many vital medicines are unavailable for months even though the government allocates billions of $ to purchase them for clinics.
    3. Many doctor's just don't want to work in healthcare because of low wages. Those who stays are not interested in working efficiently, because the number of patients per day and the salary are set by the government.
    4. Technical equipping of clinics is slow; again, the state controls purchases.
    5. It's not completely free, considering the amount of taxes you pay.
    Americans, don't let Bernie or other idiots fool you with "free-for-all" utopias.

  37. I have severe back pain daily, and I was on workers compensation. Do you think they wanted to give me surgery? No. My doctor told me himself, the doctors under my workers comp make 0$ off of me. If I wanted better healthcare, I had to come back using my own insurance. Workers comp is supposed to protect people who are injured due to their employers fault, not struggle and suffer for months or even years. Bottom line, money talks.

  38. And the government uses buzzwords to try and placate us. 18 years ago here in Ontario, the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, while running for office, claimed "I won't raise your taxes, but I won't lower them either." When the Liberals got into power, one of the first things they did was to implement a health care 'premium', whereby if you made over a certain amount you had to pay a certain amount towards provincial healthcare over and above your taxes. It was obvious to all but the most blinded of Liberal supporter that it was worded this way so his supporters could bleet "But he said he wouldn't raise taxes, and it's not a tax. baaaaa"

  39. In Brazil we have the conformism that our free healthcare is garbage, "but at least we have one, if not poor people would die" is what the socialists of SA say. Yet poor people die everyday cuz there is not enough room or quality while the others pay for a not so expensive private hospital and are in heaven

  40. Senseless, leftist brain-washed children here in America, you had better heed this warning while there's still time!

  41. This video only presented anecdotal information and didn’t provide actual statistics about weight times. Please do your own homework and don’t fall for one off stories.

  42. Say what you may about the Canadian healthcare, the American Healthcare is in a dismal state, heading towards a downward spiral.

  43. It's impossible to find a family doctor up here, "check ups" were something my grandparents used to get when it was possible to find good family doctors

  44. It looks to me as if the Canadian system is negatively effected by it's proximity to the US – profiteering and innefiiciency that some one [whether tax or insurance] just plain pays for.
    The delays this man describes are remarkably bad – seeing them from an Australian perspective – and the Tax-cost described by others in this thread : effective tax-rate of 71% ?!!!!, And a remarkable proportion of taxes going to Health all point to a broken system.
    I pay perhaps 32% tax in Australia, Much of our tax goes to 'welfare' – not health; sure there's Fuel tax and Cigarette-tax and GST 10% on everything except fresh-food; but it still seems as if Canada is paying a lot and getting very bad service.

    In Australia there is a moderate out-of-pocket expense for many things : Colonscopy more than $300; but you can get it next week, no-problem, even if it's just for general check-up; Ultrasound for almost anything is next day or so for less than $200; Blood-tests every year No-out-of-pocket expense . . . . AND we DON'T Pay High taxes.
    Something wrong in Canada, and I think it leaked from south-of-the-border.

  45. As a Canadian, I agree with the majority of this video. However, I would like to see more context. Reasons why, etc. This is a "just trust me because I said" video. This gives me no reason to refer anyone to this content.

  46. I personally think a hybrid system is best. Make people use insurance or pay out of their own pocket for illnesses related to personal choices such as smoking or obesity, and then use the money from that to pay for the nationalised aspects.

  47. He didn't even mention the MASSIVE family doctor shortage that is going on right now. Doctors are only allowed to bill the government so much so they can't afford to take on anymore families. I will admit, not paying out of pocket to have a baby is nice (mind you most people pay 40% in taxes), but with more and more new Canadians coming to this country and the government showing no signs of curbing it, (and Im all for immigration, thats how you grow an economy) the strain on our system is incredible (which is paid for by the provincial governments not federal). Wait times in my home town hospital are up to 10 hours…. I passed out last year with a suspected brain aneurism and waited 12 hours to be seen. People from the city have it much worse than that, they are driving up to an hour to go to hospitals out in the country to save themselves 3 to 4 hours of wait time. There has to be a better way……Not sure what it is, but there has to be a better way…wait…its called USA. -Born and raised Canadian

  48. Not to mention that the entire Canada has fewer people than the state of California and they are already struggling to attend everybody. Imagine applying this system for a population of 330 million.

  49. I don't think anybody is questioning whether you can get FASTER healthcare in the USA. That's obvious. The question is if you can afford it.

    Not many people can just afford to pay 20K for an operation like your friend. What if they end up admitted to ITU and it costs them 500K? They will NEVER be able to pay that money back. They will lose their house to pay debts.

    It's important to remember that in countries where there is a general health system funded by taxes, it isn't the ONLY system. There still is a private system which you can pay for if you prefer.

  50. You have no idea how bad the Canadian system is. These stories are very mild compared to my own experiences and of people I know. I had a rare reaction to a medication that produced too much acetylcholine and began to poison my entire body. It caused something called dystonia which essentially causes your muscles to contract and turn to stone. The hospital had me strapped down to a stretcher and shoved down a hallway for 4 hours, in excruciating pain the whole time. Whenever I got control of my vocal chords I would scream for someone to help me as I knew this was something horrible and unlike any problem I've ever dealt. Nurses and doctors would walk by and tell me to shut up and others would laugh. They clearly just thought I was mentally ill or a junkie and went on with their day. When I finally got a room, a nurse managed to take my blood and immediately gave me a cocktail of downers without a doctor's approval (benzos and opioid painkillers) (I'm an ex-heroin addict, so that was nice of her to ask me). I managed to pass out, and when a doctor finally came in, he spoke little to no English and told my sister that I had an "adrenaline attack" (a made-up diagnosis) and then he told us to get out because people needed a room. I had a fever of 104-105 for the next two days and when the drugs wore off, the reaction came back even worse. I received the same treatment at a different hospital. Laughing and yelling nurses and doctors until thank God, one nurse saw me trying to speak with my throat muscles seizing up and knew something was off and that I couldn't control my body. A very kind doctor from Nigeria saw the medications I had listed and knew right away what it was. The only reason he knew was because his sister was on that medication and she had the same rare reaction years ago. He gave me the antidote and I was back to normal in 20 minutes or so. He told me that if I didn't meet a doctor who knew what it was, I would have had a couple excruciating days before my body shut down completely and I died. Our healthcare system is so bad that divine intervention had saved me before the doctors could.

  51. Most of my family lives in Canada and these stories are endless and sadly the norm. What do you expect when you offer something for "free", then put the government in charge of it?

  52. The best healthcare we Canadians get is either in Canada or in a Central America. The USA is far too expensive. The Central American country we visit is very affordable. We have had Americans visit the doctor in Canada and couldn't believe how little they payed compared to the same procedure in the USA.
    I think the experiences this man shared are mostly his own and vary by region. ALBERTA healthcare for example is different that Quebec healthcare and different again from British Columbia healthcare. It is a misnomer to call it "Canadian " because all Canada does is require the provinces have a healthcare system in place.

  53. That much delays of time actually is how the money policy circulating inside the system..and by the looks of it..it SUCKS👎

  54. The health care system I have in Israel is even worse if you ask me, doctors are barely getting paid and there is no space for new doctors so existing doctors must work 24-30 hours at a time, some collapse mid shift, some sleep in the hospital.
    Many doctors are killing themselves because of the stress and the government doesn't give a shit, we also have all the issues you pointed out in the video so thanks for showing a light on that

  55. As a midwestern Canadian i can absolutely agree that this is the case here, and i have myself been left on the operating table with a incomplete surgery.

  56. Yep, my cancer was found and first treatment in less than a month. Alive today because of the early treatment. If i wasnt lucky, i would have gone from a 70% survival rate to a 30%. Let me just say, the last round of chemo i gone through put in the ICU requiring 5 units of blood and 2 white cells. Basically, i had no blood…

  57. I lived in the US for 10 years before moving back to Canada. I have had plenty (too much) experience with both systems. I can tell you that NO ONE (OK, no one who isn't a millionaire) who has experienced both would prefer the US. I am still paying off the $125K medical bill for a broken leg from my stay in the US. We pay 10% of our GDP on healthcare; Americans pay 17%. We live longer and have lower infant mortality rates. Even Americans think of policing, firefighting, coast guard, military protection, highways – even dog catchers – as something they're prepared to pay for through their taxes, and no one thinks of that as "communist". Why is healthcare any different, any less a "right" than those other things??

  58. This is spot on. My wife works as an RN in NH and she says the hospital frequently gets Canadian citizens because of the wait for ultrasounds, cat scans and seeing specialists. My wife was in the hospital recently and needed a liver transplant. She had numerous ultrasounds, mri's and cat scans, the longest she had to wait was 6 or 7 hours for an mri, not days and weeks.

  59. I am French Canadian and I can say that it is total bullsh*t. I never heard any of those stories. Actually long wait list are specific to really large cities like Montreal, but if you are willing to do some road, the service is a lot quicker.

  60. Actually, #1 isn’t true. Only citizens are covered, not “everyone” It kills me how Bernie says the US needs Medicare for all like Canada and then says it’s for everyone, including illegal aliens. If every other country provides healthcare as he claims then foreign nationals should have no problem getting free healthcare in their own countries.

  61. As a Canadian I have witnessed a man in extreme pain sitting the waiting room for over 4 hours but the nurse said that he had to wait. The man noticed that when an ambulance arrived with a patient they got looked at immediately. I saw the man leave the waiting room and about 10 minutes later, that same man that had waited for hours in waiting room with extreme pain was dropped off in an ambulance and got looked at immediately.

  62. "The average annual wages for sonographers were CAD $20 to $30/hour in Quebec and CAD $36.82 to $45.27/hour in the rest of Canada.
    "

    Perhaps that is why they don't work weekends in Quebec. They get paid 50% less..

  63. I could write a book on the Canadian medical care system both from working in it (husband a doc) and utilizing it (son with a rare nerve tumor). I don’t think most Americans would believe the stories even if I told them. It’s the stuff of nightmares.

  64. The best solution is clearly a hybrid system. And I guess that is sort of what USA have..
    Meaning health insurance paid by employer and otherwise if out of a job some sort of "universal healthcare" subsidizing. I guess that is what medicare is in USA? I do not know..

    At times the Canadian system feels like it's OK not having to worry if you have insurance and it doesn't cost you money (except taxes). But of course that is likely dependent on what kind of need you have.
    Being put on a waiting list for something serious is just plain wrong and asinine.
    For elective surgeries it sucks especially if it is long wait time. But at the same time it doesn't cost you anything (yes taxes)..

    Basically the best part is that you can go to emergency and see them for anything and it doesn't cost you money. I heard in the states those types of scenarios can depend.
    I hear horror stories about these things too and huge medical bills even though covered..
    Not fun to get a $700 bill just because you got a high fever and need to check it. Or pay $75 for two pills of aspirine on your bill. Or $50,000 for some surgery bla bla.

    It's a give and take in both systems.

  65. Several Canadian doctors trick their health care system and make millions of dollars every year. Govt has no problem paying these doctors as it’s from the tax payers. Long live the Canadian tax payers!

  66. Coronavirus is going to be the concrete test, we're about to see once and for-all which healthcare system is better. I'm Canadian and i'mm personally betting on the US system to fair much better.

  67. Merci Alain!
    French canadian here. Even for suicidal care, the wait list is over a year to see a psychiatrist.
    Also, a lot of care are not covered ( eyes, teeth, lots of medicine, etc )

  68. I know all about Canadian Healthcare. It killed my sister! Don’t buy the lies from Democrats and Progressives. You have to wait, wait and wait some more! It is horrendous! And no it’s not free at all. Things cost a fortune up there. All in all #SocialismSucks! No matter what kind it is.

  69. This is really dumb. This is like saying “if you make mansions cheaper there will be less available for billionaires and it will take longer for them to get mansions”. Yeah, no shit. The reason those waiting lists are long is because more people can actually afford to go to the doctor. The solution isn’t to keep healthcare expensive. It’s to incentivize more people to become doctors.

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