or the seniors in this country...they are to busy getting kick backs from Special Interest Groups to do the right and moral thing.
While the Canadian system is far from perfect and you get what you pay for, i.e western Europe with its higher taxes, I have very few complains about the health care system here. When I took my then wife to emergency due to severe cramps they wanted to give her some tylenol (acetominiphin) and send her home I would not allow that (big argument) and eventually she had an operation that day. Well my position has always been my healthcare is my responsibility and the system is there to support me. I had a CT scan within a couple of days, I had an MRI 3 hours after my surgeon requested it (but then he went to the MRI department personnaly). and I paid a bare minimum for all the medication and medical supplies after the operation.
On the other hand I am required to pay for all my ostomy supplies but the provincial governement (equal to state) pays $300 every six months, and of course it is all tax deductible, from income!
Hopefully you have income to deduct from. All in all not quite as good as say the UK but I think probably better than the USA. But then our taxes are higher.