Family friend of mine has been on a wait list for 1.5 years for a knee replacement. If the border opened up he said he could get it done in the states basically next week.— Tharos (@Thar0s_) April 26, 2021
Many Canadians are against the added option of a private system. They think that everyone should get the same miserable health care regardless of income. What they fail to see is that not-poor Canadians will simply travel abroad to get treatment. In other words those who suffer through months and years (!) of wait time for a basic appointment or surgery are largely the poor Canadians. It would be better to have a private system with extra doctors, nurses, and hospitals within Canada. Of course, that would showcase the mediocrity of the public system. So, the sad reality continues.