In Canada, nobody thinks twice about going to see the doc. We just go if we have to. We don't think about papers, finances, insurance, nothing. All we have to think about is going to the doc and getting treatment. We do have to pay for our medicine though. But most of us have insurance and if people don't, they get other government benefits if they qualify.
In the States, I've heard countless times how ppl (on this board for example) hesitate to see their docs or go to emerg. because of insurance/financial issues. That doesn't exist in Canada.
Agreed, some of the prices i see people quote on here for a 1 or 2 day stay in emerg, it boggles my mind! But i have sympathy for those who have been put in the situation where they are forced to hesitate, at thousands of dollars to have to visit the hospital and receive treatment for an emergency i would think twice too, to imagine, PAYING to suffer....all i would be thinking is what nice places i could go with that money as, i dont know about
others opinions, but hospitals are definitly not my "happy place" i dream about
We do obviously pay for our health care through taxes of course, i just think having everyones health care under one big umbrella is more efficient when it comes down to utilizing money then having privatized health care.