The following is not to knock the Canadian system. It works fine for them. And, the issue described below is more by choice than chance as it helps keep costs lower.
It should be noted that once they see their primary doctor Canadians are well pleased with their care.
The question is what limitations, what changes in receiving care are Americans expecting and willing to accept?
There is no question America needs some form of universal coverage.
However, currently the greatest deception being played on Americans is that M4A will be much less expensive, cover virtually all health care services with no out of pocket costs and allow no interference between patient and doctor. In other words, everything Americans like about their health care (or expect) remains, and the annoying stuff disappears, but it’s all much less expensive.🤔
“A 2018 report showed that the average wait time to see a specialist in Canada was 19.8 weeks. Saskatchewan was the province with the shortest wait time (15.4 weeks) while New Brunswick reported waiting 45.1 weeks – the longest in the country. Wait times also depend on the kind of specialist you want to see or procedure you need. For example, for orthopedic surgery, the average wait time is 39 weeks. For medical oncology, it is 3.8 weeks.
When it comes to seeing a doctor, in 2017 it was reported that 43% of Canadians were able to get an appointment with a doctor the day of or the next day. Twenty percent said that they waited at least a week.“
The waiting time for an MRI can be four months.