I'm surprised that none of our Canadian friends have responded. I'm sure their experiences are varied. I have found in my communications with Canadian friends that their feelings about health care are directly linked to their own health and age. If they're young and healthy, all is wonderful - but should you have a serious problem, you could be in trouble.
Maybe the Canadians are staying out of the political forums?
It's cheap but you get what you pay for. We have huge wait times for specialists well over a year. Family doctors are almost a thing of the past and hospitals are over full so they kick you out before you should be. I think the ideal falls somewhere between ours and yours.
When my mother got cancer it was well advanced she recived exelent care and my dad a retired minister didn't have to morgage the house to get it. My mother survived 6 more years doing chemo off and on . I don't know what you all pay for for health care down there , but I'm shure my dad could not aford it.
Waight times seem to be like worst cases get the first atention. There are weight times for elective surgeries like knee replacement and the like. This is where I think some privat practices would benifit everyone. The people with the money can get fast sevace and the people who cant aford it will get shorter waite times becaust more people will be taken out of the que.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...