THAT is the crux of the issue. Leftists don’t realize that when it comes to freebies, governments print money out of thin air to cover the rest of what taxes don’t - which drives INFLATION through the roof.
But we can’t blame our leftist Christian brothers and sisters for thinking the way they do - they’ve been propagandize by leftists educators, who ignore Socialism’s massive failures. You might get free treatment for sniffles in Canada, but good luck surviving cancer or any number of life threatening lifestyle diseases - Trudeau sent his wife HERE for her treatments 🤣 Leftists are clueless when it comes to the mass graves to which Socialism eventually leads, as well as the hyperinflation which has destroyed once prosperous economies like Venezuela. We now know the same voter fraud software used to steal the 2020 presidency from Trump was used to install Socialism there.
Jesus said we’d always have the poor among us but they say, “Nah, Jesus, we gonna solve it with Socialism.” Nebuchadnezzar stupidly thought he could change the prophetic word of the Lord, too.
Actually, our medical system is excellent, and free to every person in Canada. My SIL had cancer, she is 9 years cancer free, treated in Canada. I have multiple autoimmune diseases, the meds are very expensive. It is all free for me. I'm talking $100,000s a year.
I frequent a lot of doctors. Besides my rheumatologist, I have a liver specialist (who is one of the best doctors I've ever had), a pulmonologist, kidney specialist allergy specialist, ophthalmologist, orthopaedic surgeon and a bone density specialist. No copay, and it really doesn't take long to see them.
I've also experienced American health care. I got food poisoning or a flu. I became extremely dehydrated, when we were driving back from California to Alberta. We stopped in a small town in Idaho, with a brand new hospital. No one was in the ER waiting room. I got taken into a room, that was fancier than any hotel I have ever stayed in. I had my own washroom with ceramic tiles on the floor. I had a remote for the flat screened tv I wasn't well enough to watch.
The doctor said I had a flu, and gave me 3 litres of fluid, and 2 types of anti nausea drugs. Sent me home.
The bill for those 2 hours was $3000 and another $550 for the doctor. My husband had private insurance through work, and they negotiated and paid for the whole thing. But the hospital collection agency harassed me for more money for a year, and said I had not paid anything. It was totally incompetent, and my insurance gave them a piece of their minds, and the harassment finally stopped.
Meanwhile, the next day, my husband got sick after eating the same pizza that made me sick. (Not the flu at all!) I drove through a snow storm in the mountains of Montana to get him back to Canada. He was put on IV fluids and given a gravol, and sent home (to our hotel) in 2 hours. Cost- $0. It wasn't as fancy as the American hospital, but I wanted medical treatment, not a room that was better than anything I'd ever stayed in.
My American cousin had jaw problems. She was a nurse, snd her husband an ER doc. They had all the doctors, nurses and techs donate their time. It still cost them $30K just for the surgical room, and a hospital bed. Most people could never afford that!
The American health care system is literally screwed up. So many overlapping services, HMOs, it costs over $9000 per person per year to run. The numbers of every other developed country in the world, are half or less with universal health care. The US is a bloated system set up for the rich.
I'll take my chances every time with Canada. As for Sophie and Justin Trudeau, they are a drain on the public purse. We just found out he spent $200,000 on a family Christmas vacation in Costa Rica at taxpayers expense. He is a total lefty, admires communism and involved in the UN and the Great Reset, or the NWO. Pretty dumb to use the worst prime minister Canada has ever had, as your example. They are Laurentian elitists, and hated by 1/2 of Canada!!
So you have totally gotten this wrong. I just took a course on Christianity and Politics for my PhD in an American Theological Institute. We talked extensively about universal versus private health care. Not one person in the class knew anything about universal health care, except the student from Cuba. But their system is very primitive compared to Canada or other developed nations. I got the same boring arguments about how much better American health care was. I explained our system, and most felt they had really had their eyes opened. Well, one or two hated the American system already, particularly one woman who got her drugs shipped from Canada, which she could not afford to buy in the US.
I'll close with a true story. In 2009, my RA meds failed, and I was put in a drug called Rituxan, a biologic given by infusion in a clinic. You get 2 doses 2 weeks apart, and then nothing for 6 months or longer, depending upon your response. I had two American friends with RA on the same drug. We were talking about the cost of the drug one day. The one from California paid $55,000 for his set of two infusions. The one from Chicago paid $75,000 for her two infusions.
Do you know how much I paid in Canada? $4000! And with insurance and public insurance, I had two copays of $25, although I would pay zero in BC. That is highway robbery. It is excessive gouging. I know our drug manufacturers were making money at $2000 per infusion. It was a giant rip off for my friends who paid thousand of times what I did.
That is what I think of your extremely poor and gouging system in the US.