Free just means that someone else is paying for it. And if you get the government involved, your costs go up because you have to pay the people who administer it. And since they're paid less than their private sector counterparts, they probably can't afford it it. Bit of a nasty cycle ...
I agree with all of the above except for the statement that government workers are paid less than the private sector. I've dealt with both a lot. When you take into account the benefits that government workers get (and yes, they get way better health care than the private sector), government workers get paid way better than the private sector and have much better job security as well.
There's lots of people from Canada on this site, as well as other parts of the world. And this site is not strictly American so you can go f**k yourself and your shitty anti Canadian attitude f**k stick. Oh yeah, I have free health care, so does everybody else in this country.
I thought Canadians were supposed to be more polite and civil.....must be trick, like when they ask who wants bacon then give you little pieces of ham. Dob't sweat it my northern brother - we're actually jealous of your free healthcare system and cheap pharmaceuticals - not to mention the maple syrup!
Yeah, I guess I get a little touchy when some one says shit about Canada, you would too if some one said shit about the U.S., national pride and all. I had two open heart surgeries and a pace maker installed a few years back, without that free healthcare, I'd be livin in a box right now with a reposessed pacemaker, that shit's expensive. Too bad your govt cant figure it out without screwing everything up. It's handy alright. It's the maple syrup that costs us, that aint cheep either.
Actually tbh, my costs went from $250 a month for family of four to $50 a month. Same deductable, smaller copay and yes... I got to keep my doctor. I will take it! Maybe you guys should check with your state govt, mine tried to block several parts of the ACA.