medhatg wrote:Zxylpk wrote: Someday we might get a more sensible health care system like Canada.
We've our problems is Canada with socialized medicine. Doctors have a ceiling on what they can bill the government who is their only client, so the specialists end up working 6 months and the 6 months in the Caribbean, and that leads to long wait times to see a specialist. Since seeing the doctor is free to the patient and paid a 100% by the government, the family doctor is my mother's and other's favorite destination if they are bored and want to talk to someone. The system is heavily frauded by overseas foreigners for big heart and brain surgeries and the tax payers end up paying for it. To Hugh's point, sex change is considered an urgent surgery and will be put in-front of the line for political correctness sake, while an implant is considered an "elective" procedure and the urologist has to write a "thesis" to a bureaucrat to get approval to get it funded.