Ahhh, the joys of nationalized medicine. How bad must things be if a British citizen, used to the NHS in the UK – makes fun of Canadian Health Care? To be fair – a lot of his issues deal with the Quebecois language nazi thing – where you get the old “sorry – I don’t speak English” thing from someone who you heard speaking in English just 2 seconds before you asked a question.
Now, we are all used to a bit of a wait at the hospital. God knows, I’ve spent enough time in accident and emergency at Oxford’s John Radcliffe over the years, sitting with my sobbing children in a room full of people with swords in their eyes and their feet on back to front. But nothing can prepare you for the yawning chasm of time that passes in Canada before the healthcare system actually does any healthcare.
America – welcome to your future. Look on the bright side – you’ll have lots of time to catch up on your reading while you wait for your doctor.