Sorry Rev Mitchell, Here's the real truth about Canadian health care from someone who has experienced it for the last half century personally and with family members. 1. Its not perfect. No system is. Even the Martian health system. They're all green. 2. The CDN system is more cost effective then the US. Canadians get more value for their health care $$. 3. The proof your system is more expensive is the CDN doctors and nurses that were going to the US because they made more money there which americans pay for. 4. The flow of CDNS has greatly deminished as our two systems start meeting halfway. 5. All Canadians are covered, regardless of income or age or ethnic background. 6. All Canadians recieve immediate care for life threatening situations, immediate. 7. Elective surgery ie. shoulder, hip has wait times of apprx 2-4 months but everyone is served. 8. Some electives such as eye check up or Chiro is now pay as you go. Those 18 and under recieve free eye check ups. 9. Low income seniors qualify for susidies to help pay for prescription drugs. 10. Some experimental drugs approved in the US are not approved in Canada just as some Mexican cancer care is not approved in the US. 11. Canada is going to a 2tier system adding private while Obama wants to go 2tier adding public. 12. Canada's system is excellant but the mental health area needs work and a CDN govt task force is in full swing to upgrade. 13. Emergency wait times at hospitals are long but serious cases get seen first. 14. Some of the best cancer hospitals in the world are in Canada..Princess Margaret in Toronto..Sunnybrook in Toronto..Royal Victoria in Montreal. 15. Canadian Universities are some of the best in the world at pumping out Doctors, health care professionls etc. 16. In summary, the best system will probally be both public and private health care in both CDA and the US. When your loved ones are dying you don't care if its public or private. The training they recieve to get licences are set at Universities and teaching hospitals. In the end we all have ticking time bombs inside of us and even the best doctor or hospital can't save you. Only Christ can save you by the shedding of his blood and accepting him as Lord and Saviour.