For the past 3-4 months I've been visiting the doctor quite often. First for my knee, than for a blood test, and now because I have a bad cough. I went to the walk in clinic today (which is also Canadian Thanksgiving weekend) and was surprised to see that there was only one other person there. I gave my information and sat down. I was in and out of the place in almost no time at all (30 min). The past 4-5 doctor visits ive been to have been this way. I even got an X-ray after 5 min of waiting.
The Canadian health care system like every health care system has its flaws, but I am impressed with the quality. When my grandmother had a stroke she was on the operating table the second she got to the hospital. When my brother had a Crohns attack he was cared for instantly... all covered by government health care. I can only speak for myself but I have yet to experience severe problems with our health care system. As for the quality of health care... I can't complain. Just thought I would share my government health care experiences in this crucial time for you Americans.